We would like to welcome aboard our new guest columnist Janelle Weaver. She has contributed to Nature News, TechMediaNetwork, New Scientist, and Scientific American Mind. Janelle Weaver is a freelance science writer who recently graduated from the science writing program at UC Santa Cruz. Before becoming a writer, she was trained as a neuroscientist at Stanford University, where she received her PhD. She then used her neuroscience training to evaluate research manuscripts and coordinate peer review at the journal PLoS Biology.
Eventually, she discovered that she liked interviewing scientists and writing about their work more than rejecting thousands of manuscripts each year. She participated in science writing internships at the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford News Service, followed by a stint at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Now she lives in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
We can guarantee that the topics she covers will be quite interesting and informational.