Jessica Morrison


Fellowship location:
Chicago Tribune

University of Notre Dame

Current Affiliation:
Reporter at Chemical & Engineering News

2012 - Jessicca MorrisonAbout Jessica:

Jessica Morrison is a reporter at Chemical & Engineering News. As AGU’s 2012 Mass Media Fellow, she spent her summer reporting science news stories at the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

“At the Chicago Tribune, I found a voice as a health reporter, a voice that I didn’t know I had,” Morrison said in her post-fellowship report.

Morrison earned her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2013. There, she studied the geochemistry of actinides – radioactive elements such as uranium, neptunium, and plutonium – to see what happens to elements that are used for nuclear fuel or created as by-products.

Morrison earned her B.S. in geology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Read more about Jessica on The Plainspoken Scientist and in Eos:

Read some of the stories Jessica wrote during her fellowship at the Chicago Tribune:

More from Jessica:

    • Figure One (Blog by current and former AAAS Mass Media Fellows
    • Jessica describes her fellowship experience in the AGU Mass Media Fellowship video: