Daniel Bachtold (Echoes from the Core) has a Ph.D. in
neuroscience from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. During his
studies he characterized single neurons in the medical leech and looked at
spatial behavior of humans. He now works as a freelance science writer
based in Zurich. When not sitting behind his computer he can be found
sailing on Swiss alpine lakes.
Genevieve Bookwalter (The Seafood Dilemma) graduated
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 with a B.S. in
biology and a B.A. in rhetoric. She moved to California after graduation
to pursue marine biology, which she studied for a year in Australia as a
junior in college. Like most students in the program, however, she was
less than enthusiastic about spending her future in a lab analyzing water
samples, so in 2001 she entered the Science Writing program to combine her
passions for biology and writing.
Kristin Cobb (Mind Meld) graduated from Dartmouth College
in 1995 with degrees in biology and philosphy. She finished her Ph.D. in
epidemiology at Stanford University after starting the UCSC science writing
program. She spent spring quarter as the official science writer on a
NSF-sponsored research vessel in the Southern Ocean. Her summer internship
is at Science News.
Sean Griffing (A Hot Bet on Ice) is a graduate of Oberlin
College. He's most interested in the biosciences. But that's not much of
a limitation since biology has exploded into almost every other scientific
endeavor. He has interned at NPR's Science Friday, the Santa Cruz
Sentinel, and the Stanford Medical Center News Office. This summer, Sean
will be the web writer for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Linley Erin Hall (Make This (and Maybe You Have a
Cure for Cancer), Scientific Corners) received her
B.S. in chemistry with an emphasis on biochemistry from Harvey Mudd
College. Between classes and internships, she has written about lizards,
oil drilling technology, yoga, the Olympic torch relay, space debris, and,
yes, chemistry. Linley hopes to work for a magazine, then launch a wildly
successful freelance career.
Christian Heuss (Sniff. Sniff. How Does a
Lobsters Nose Know?) graduated with a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the
University of Zurich, Switzerland. His interest in the brain led him to
the Brain Research Institute in Zurich, the Marine Biological Institute in
Woods Hole, MA, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, NY. As a science
journalist, Christian is aiming to communicate science to a broad public
through print, radio and multimedia. In his spare time, Christian
passionately explores other lands and cultures around the world.
Kendall Morgan (Listening to the Bones) graduated from
Earlham College with a degree in biology. She then went on to complete her
doctorate in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon. She has
written for Stanford Medicine magazine and AAAS's Science of Aging
Knowledge Environment (SAGE KE) and will intern at the Idaho National
Engineering and Environmental Laboratory this summer.
Kendall Powell (Alone in the Deep, The Thought Collector) has a B.S. in Biology from
William and Mary and a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from University of
California, San Diego. Kendall's career goal is to become a science
journalist or freelance science writer and she looks forward to her removal
from student life.
Desiree Scorcia (The Big View on Tiny Algae)
graduated from Boston College in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in physics.
When she graduates from the UCSC science communication program, Desiree
will pursue a career in physics writing and public information. In her
spare time, Desiree likes to travel, sail, and knit. She hopes to one day
retire to Maine.
Cameron Walker (How to Speed-Read a Gene, Into the Woods) has finally been
released by the notorious UC Regents from UC Berkeley after five years,
with degrees in bioresource science and creative writing. Since then,
she's created small avalanches in the Sierra, been bludgeoned by a wayward
surfboard, and been the victim of early-morning attacks by a truly wild
beast an 83-pound puppy.