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Last updated July 10, 2023
First nameLast nameOrganizationWebsiteTwitter accountJob titleAreas of interest
SaraAdams CommunicatorPublic health, environmental impacts, climate change, marine industry, sustainability, corporate social responsibility. Long- and short-form writing, social media.
JakeAshcraftLoxo OncologyRegulatory Medical Writer
SruthiBalakrishnanFreelance@sruthisanjeevFreelance science writer and fact-checkerCell biology, immunology, neuroscience, health, profiles, long-form
KatyBalateroKaty Balatero Editing EditorFreelance copyeditor and proofreader for business, nonprofit, and government marketing and communications content. I specialize in editing for technology companies and science organizations.
DavidBerger; and freelance journalist; artistnature, environment, marine issues and energy, including the human story as well as the scientific. Also the visual arts.
RachelBerkowitzBERKOWITZ, RACHELwww.rberkowitz.netScience Writer & JournalistAnything physics. I'm a Corresponding Editor for APS Physics Magazine.
AshliBlowFreelance Journalist / Washington Sea
AlanBoyleCosmic Log / GeekWirehttp://www.cosmiclog.comAerospace and science editorSpace, physical sciences, archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, paleontology
MichaelBradburySeattle Science Guy@seattlesciguyFreelanceClimate Change
AshleyBraunFreelance Journalisthttp://ashleybraun.com Science and Environmental JournalistEcology, conservation, food and agriculture, climate change, fact-checking
IsabellaBredaThe Seattle Times@BredaIsabellaEnvironment Reporter
BernhardtCarolynFreelance science writerAnything with a vascular system!
TamaraCaulkinsWilliam O. Douglas Honors College, CWU of Science, Environmental History, Atlantic World, Cultural History of Greenhouses and Ideas about Climate
KimberlyCauvel Officer / Newsletter Editor / Freelance JournalistKimberly is an environmental journalist passionate about natural resources, public health and scientific advancement.
JulieChristiansonFreelance writer
BarbaraClementsUW Relations ManagerWork at helping reporters find sources for their stories, help produce videos and write for the UW Medicine newsroom website. Help manage UW Medicine Twitter account. journalistEcology, climate change, climate change solutions, environmental justice.
terezacostaMuseu da Vida Fiocruz communicator/editorscience communication
museum education
museum learning?
public health
science engagement
plain language
science textbooks
MichaelCroweFreelance Writer & Video ProducerClimate change, wildlife management, invasive species, public lands policy and conservation
EliseCuttswww.elisecutts.comelisecuttsScience writergeosciences, biology, planetary science, environment, climate
SherriDamlo, MS, ELSwww.damloedits.comdamloeditsEditor | Educator | WriterBoard-certified editor in the life sciences (ELS). BA in English. MS in forensic medicine (Thesis: Space Taphonomy: Human Decomposition in Low Earth Orbit). 17 years of experience editing medical/scientific content.
JoelDavis20037486352532 161ST AVE SE Apt. P@JoelDavisWriterFreelance WriterAstronomy, physics, medical research,
human evolution, ecological issues.
SandiDoughtonThe Seattle Reporter
BreannaDraxlerYes! Magazine Editor—climate, environment & Native rightsClimate and Environmental Justice
Solutions Journalism
StephanieDrimmerstephaniedrimmer.comFreelance science writerChildren's writing
RebeccaDzombakFreelance / American Geophysical Unionwww.rebeccadzombak.combdzombakwildlife, conservation, ecology, biology, agriculture
JosephineEnsignUniversity of and homelessness, health equity, environmental health and justice
DanielErenstein@SciCommDanielEditorial Consultant
PeterFairleyFreelance journalistI track climate action, power grids and 'cleaner' energy globally
KyraFreestarwww.bridgecreekediting.comKyraFreestareditorAcademic editing for research articles and grant proposals in interdisciplinary health and social sciences., Climate Change, Technology, Solutions Journalism
RachelGarner and Fact-Checker
BethGeigerwww.bethcgeiger.comFreelance science writerGeology and Earth sciences, children's science writing, conservation
KevinGepfordSelfhttp://thetortoiseproject.comthetortoiseprojAuthorAnimal ecology, conservation and applied research. science journalistClimate change, biodiversity, agriculture, land use
WaytGibbsSolo Publishing LLC / Intellectual Ventures writer, publishing consultant / Editorial directorIllustrated books on science and technology
Energy research
Climate science
Genetics and genomics
Physical sciences
Artificial intelligence
JudiGibbsWrite Guru™www.writeguru.comBook Indexer and WriterExperience in medical and engineering writing. Extensive experience producing back-of-the-book indexes. See my website or e-mail me for a selective list.
Alternate E-mail:
EricaGiesauthor, independent journalisthttp://www.ericagies.comegiesauthor, independent journalistwater, plants, animals, hydrology, hydrogeology, ecology, biology
WayneGillamUniversity of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Information Specialist — WriterProfessional: Electrical engineering, quantum computing systems, nanotechnology, sustainable energy systems, neural engineering, data science, computer science and engineering, rehabilitation medicine as related to engineering, neuroethics, DEI topics | Personal: Music, art, and of course, writing!
MaritaGraubePixel Theory Inc.http://pixeltheoryinc.comPrincipalI create scientific, technical, and marketing content for clients spanning a range of topics, such as translational research, drug development, and biotechnology.
Learn more at:
MaraGrunbaumFreelancemaragrunbaum.comFreelance writer, editor, authorLife science, earth science, animals, humor, educational publishing, writing for kids science/technology reporterTechnology, transportation, robotics, climate, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, automotive, AI writer & communications consultantBirds, wildlife, conservation, climate change
Connie A.HellyerNone@HellyerConnieWriterNatural history for children
HannahHickeyUniversity of director, UW NewsCovering oceanography, atmospheric science, climate, polar science and geology
EricaHowardEAH Editorial & Creative science editor & fact-checkerCopyediting, line editing, proofreading, fact-checking | Genres: journal articles, educational materials, more | Areas: environment, ecology; forests, water, food, agriculture; science literacy; diversity issues (e.g., multicultural, LGBTQ+, and disability issues)
RebeccaHughesFreelanceFreelance writer and editorMedicine, health care, public health, biology, environment
SallyJameshttps://www.seattlesciencewriter.comjamesianScience writerMedical research and health disparities. Racism/equity. Also provide consulting/coaching on social media for researchers. Science WriterAstronomy
IjeomaKaluFred Hutchinson2405 Maple Street Research Coordinator
SusanKeown@sejkeownFreelance writer/editorBiomedical science, entomology, evolutionary biology
KristenKilgallenNortheastern UniversityStudent/Research AssistantPsychology, Sustainability and Climate Change, Technology and Culture
KathrynKohmAnthropocene Magazine, Anthropocene MagazineEcology, energy transition, sustainable food and agriculture, sustainable development, environmental science
StevenKoppesKoppes Communications, LLC20234 SW Kirkwood Street@mrmeteorAnthropology, Archaeology, Paleontology, Astronomy, Space, Chemistry, Earth sciences, Environment,Nature, Physics, Physical sciences, Engineering, Technology.
EllenKuwanafreelance writer and editorWriting and editing in the biomedical sciences, including grant applications, scientific manuscripts, web content, patient education, white papers, annual reports. Copy editor for the Journal of Environmental Health. Founder, science writerWrite stories exploring the human side of science. Bylines in Nature,,, Hakai, Audubon. Provide writing and editing services to research institutions. Teach freelance business strategies. Website:
SamanthaLarsonWashington Sea Writer, Washington Sea Grant.Science, the environment, and adventure.
EdieLauVeterinary Information Network News Service medicine; One Health; environment; pharmaceuticals; biomedicine.
RobinLindleySelfPO Box 27007Independent writerParticular interest in the history of science with an emphasis on medicine and biology. Many of my articles--often interviews with scholars and writers-- appear on sites such as History News Network ( and
DeirdreLockwood and editor, UWEnvironment, oceanography, climate, health, chemistry, life sciences
RobbinLynnOMC Cannabis AdvisorHelping pets and their humans maximize results from CBD.
DonnaMatrazzoSelf Employed / The Writing Workswww.donnamatrazzo.comwriter, editor, authorMy speciality is "compelling stories on complex topics." I take vast amounts of technical or obtuse material and translate it into film, exhibit and print pieces that are not only understandable to laypeople, but often entertaining and inspiring.
ArkadiMazinLifespan.io1145 Republican street, Apt 1807 JournalistI am a science journalist covering longevity research. I am passionate about extending human healthspan and lifespan and doing my best to spread the word.
RobertMcClureIndependent Journalist journalistEnvironment, particularly climate and energy
RubyMCconnell2755 McMillan Street@rubygonewildWriterGeology and geologic hazards, climate change, soil and groundwater contamination, natural disasters, wetlands science, science communication and education, space and planetary science, and volcanoes.
TimMerrickU.S. Geological Survey Information OfficerI am always interested to work with writers to tell the important stories of USGS earth science. I am based in Boise, Idaho, but can connect writers with colleagues throught the Pacific Northwest. I'm also working toward a side career/post-retirement career as a science writer.
hannamesratyLichens, Director, Lichens CitiSciAir quality, climate change, lichens, biodiversity, community empowerment, environmental justice
AbbyMetzgerOregon State UniversityCEOAS.oregonstate.eduScience Communications ManagerEarth sciences in general, with a particular interest in freshwater systems.
David MMillsInfinity Box Theatre Project6836 21st Ave NEArtistic Director, Infinity Box Theatre Project
CynthiaMillsfreelanceitinerantdogdoctor.orgVeterinarian/writer/editorConservation and medicine, dog population control, behavior and training of dogs in particular and all animals (including insects and crustaceans), disease and disease evolution. Science JournalistBiotech, artificial intelligence, materials, engineering, sex, sperm, robots, death, disease, ethics, poop, things that are cool
IanMorsefreelanceian-morse.com environment and science journalistMaterial science, mining, plastics, earth sciences, Indonesia, book reviews, climate science, climate technology, investigative, extractive businesses, data analysis
SeanNealonOregon State University of News and Research Communications
WalterNearyUW School of Medicine WWAMI the UW School of Medicine and students throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Writer and EditorI have an avid interest in science, medicine, environment, and travel stories. Writerbiology, health sciences, life sciences, science engagement, science research
LynnePeeplesFreelance, Health and Environment ReporterEnvironment, climate change, green energy, toxic chemicals, infectious disease, public health, medicine
SidneyPerkowitzFreelance and Emory University Ph. D. physicist, science writer, editor and consultantPhysical science; technology; genetic engineering; science and society; science in film, art and general culture; science outreach; science editing and consulting.
ChantelPratUniversity of Washington523 28th Ave@ChantelPratPhDProfessorI am interested in how differences in brain functioning drive the way individuals understand their environments and operate in them.
RebeccaRandall8109 NW 9th Ave@beccawritesindependent journalistWriter and editor. Interests: environment, food, agriculture, intersections of science and faith.
ThomasRickeyPacific Northwest National Laboratory@trickeyPNNLSenior Science WriterFundamental science; national security; chemistry; biology; energy; climate, Technical Writer, and EditorInterests include artificial intelligence, digital infrastructure, innovation, energy, climate, and sustainability. journalistI write broadly about maternal/child health and parenting for The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times Magazine, MIT Technology Review and others. My first book, The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids and the Kids We Have, was published in 2017 by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. I'm now writing patient stories for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. And I also write content for health/science corporate clients as well as ghostwrite best-selling science books.
IanRosehttps://ianrosewrites.comianrosewritesFreelance writerClimate and biodiversity issues, especially related to Northwest and Pacific Ocean ecosystems
JoshuaRosenauMountain Lion Foundation AdvocateCougar conservation, evolution, climate change, science policy, science education, science and politics
MatthewRossFred Hutchinson Cancer Science Writer and Scientific Communications liason
AdrienneRoss Scanlanadrienne-ross-scanlan.comWriter, developmental editor (Certificate in Editing, Univ. of Washington), naturalist / citizen scientist. Author of Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild
(2017 WA State Book Award Finalist).
DennisSchatzInstitute for Learning Fellow
CharlotteSchubertGeekWire and life sciences reporter, GeekWireBiotech, life sciences, health tech, business and innovation in the Pacific Northwest.
EricScigliano@SeattleFlotsamAuthor and freelancerClimate, especially Arctic; oceanography, ecology, evolution, energy technology, history of science
KeithSeinfeldPublic Health - Seattle & King County and Programs Strategist
MeganSeverGneiss Editing Editor and WriterEarth sciences writing and editing, including fact checking
ElizabethSharpeUniversity of Washington strategy, IT, technology, environmental health, public health, occupational health
NatalieSlivinskiFreelanceunscienced.wordpress.comun_sciencedFreelance science writerDisease biology, antibiotic resistance, diagnostics, synthetic biology, anthropology, nutrition, behavioral science, mental health, STEM literacy, vaccines, immunology, marine zoology, ecology, evolution, fire science
AmySnow LandaNyhus@amylandaDirector, Health + Wellness PracticeStrategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, health care, digital health, employee health and wellness, cancer care and cancer research, reproductive medicine, women's health, behavioral health, bioethics
JosephSochorScience CommunicatorEnvironmental, public health, California native plant conservation/botany
MicheleSolishttp://michelesolis.comscience writerneuroscience
SarahStanleysarahestanley@gmail.comFreelance Science WriterTranslating research in medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, earth science, and more for a variety of audiences.
NancySteinbergCollege of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State CommunicatorMarine science, earth science, climate change, environmental policy, coastal policy and issues, fisheries, oceanography
ElizabethStewartDigital World BiologyScience Writergenomics, data-enabled life sciences, proteomics, biology, genetics, science education
RichardStricklandUW Oceanography (retired)UW Oceanography Lecturer (retired)Oceanography, Salish Sea and coastal Washington, climate, earth science
KatherineStricklerWashington State UniversityAdventure science - writing about adventurous scientists, science-curious adventurers, and the wild places they seek out.
ChrisTachibana writer and editorhealth services research, health care, medicine, genetics, molecular and cell biology, biotechnology —
EliseTakahamaThe Seattle Times@elisetakahamaHealth reporterCovering all things health at The Seattle Times, with particular interests in health care workforce issues, hospital trends, medical tech/research, health disparities and viral diseases.
AnnThomasAnn R Thomas, LLCFreelance writerHealth, wellness, environment, climate change
DonnaThornesHerloom1525 35th Ave@herloomCreative DirectorMaterials science
RachelTompaAllen Institute@Rachel_TompaSenior EditorHealth and life sciences, cancer, biology, neuroscience, biotechnology, immunology, cell biology
AdrienneUnderwoodPSE Healthy Energypsehealthyenergy.orgMissAWoodDirector of CommunicationsEnergy, health, climate change, equity, environment, resilience WriterWildlife, fisheries, Indigenous stories, and outdoor recreation.
StarreVartanGardenia Media Science Writerastrobiology, animal conservation, artificial intelligence, geology, geochemistry, hydrology, oceans, environment, technology, zoology, reproductive health, women's health
DaleWadmanWashington Research Foundation, Operations & Communications
AnitaWahlerbiology, environment, environmental education, science and music, molecular biology, chemistry, geology, climate change, history and philosophy of science, evolution, animals, dogs, hiking/backpacking, wilderness, dog training, tracking/trailing, SAR
ChristineWaresakPATH Writer/EditorLife sciences, health sciences, biology, global health, writing and editing
AndreaWatts writerSustainable forestry, silviculture, mass timber, hard cider industry
ReithaWeeksShoreline Community Coordinator; Science EducatorI provide workshops and program management for science outreach and education programs such as Shoreline Community College biotech summer camps, Edmonds CC Creative Retirement Institute and multiple Expanding Your Horizons.
WilliamWest CosmologyCosmology, Geology,and Biology.
ChristieWilcoxhttp://christiewilcox.com Editor, ScienceBio-nerd with a particular fascination with venoms, poisons, and toxungens.
DavidWilliamswww.geologywriter.comFreelance WriterUrban natural history, geology, weekly newsletter about human and natural history
WudanYanwww.wudanyan.comFreelance science journalistBiology, biochemistry, medicine, environmental science, environmental justice, plant biology, climate change, conservation, supply chains, sustainability, food science,
ChelseaYatesUniversity of Washingtonengr.uw.eduDirector of Content, University of Washington College of Engineeringengineering, computer science, tech, higher ed
SaraZaskeWashington State University Writeragricultural sciences, animal science, biology, cannabis, carbon, climate change, food science, education, disease, environment, genetics, health, human development, natural resources, plant science, psychology, sleep research, science communication, social science, social media, wildlife ecology