I am a freelance science journalist who covers technology and its impact on brains and behaviors.
I am an alumna of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing where I did my thesis on the science of white supremacy. My writing credentials include pieces for Nova Next, Mental Floss Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Fast Company Co.Exist, Science Friday, Wired Magazine and Discover Magazine.
If you’re interested in artificial intelligence programs that stop sex traffickers, therapeutic uses of virtual reality or a man who believes he’s discovered the fountain of youth for cats, this is the place for you.
Prior to transitioning to science, I spent the first part of my career covering finance, human interest and travel with the odd celebrity interview thrown in. My writing credentials include Entrepreneur Magazine, MSN.com, Playboy.com, The A.V. Club, Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times.
My work has also been syndicated to Cnbc.com, the Miami Herald, the Seattle Times and ABC News. I have contributed pieces to more than 20 college guidebooks and in 2007, I was awarded first place in Business and Financial Writing in the Specialty Publications category at the Virginia Press Association’s annual news contest for a collection of articles that included this piece on the people behind Wal-Mart’s massive rebranding efforts.
Cover story for Mental Floss Magazine
Published online through Atlas Obscura
Jake Perry is a cat man, and he thinks he might have the secret to feline longevity.