The Science section is produced by graduate students in the Science Journalism program at Boston University.
Photo Credit: Meredith Rumore
Vincent Gabrielle used to be paid to hike into abandoned farmsteads in the mountains of California to inspect transmission lines. He graduated with an MS in Immunology and Microbial Disease from Albany Medical College where he researched STING (not the musician, the immunoreceptor). Somehow he became a social media organizer for The March for Science San Francisco. Deeply addicted to podcasts, Vincent can be found aimlessly wandering the North End of Boston. He wants to be a science journalist and audio producer.
Emily Hughes likes dinosaurs, redwood trees, and mycorrhizal fungi. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2015, where she studied geology and marine science. Emily is interested in exploring the intersection of human history and North American landscape through geology, ecology, and anthropology. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, playing ukulele, and caring for her growing army of scoby children.
Daniel Klein studied physics at Tufts University before moving to Los Angeles to join the entertainment industry. Now, back in Boston, he writes mostly about existential risks and the philosophy of science. He keeps trying to bite off more than he can chew with his stories, which is why his classmates keep telling him to write a book.
Erin Kohnke studied neuroscience and anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She moved to Boston to neuroimage the sleep of schizophrenia and bipolar patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. She enjoys writing about subcultures, sexuality, and biotechnology.
Jordan Rice is a total space nerd with a passion for tap dancing and painting. She graduated from Carthage College in 2017 where she studied physics/astrophysics and mathematics. Jordan has interned at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in their Communications office and at Astronomy Magazine as a student science writer. Someday she hopes to work as a multimedia producer at NASA. In her spare time, Jordan can be found watching rocket launches, playing video games and cuddling with her two cats, Miko and Henri.
Jackie Rocheleau is a picky eater with a penchant for sarcasm. Her passions include basketball, dance and dolphins, but she gave up a career as a professional basketball playing-ballet dancing-marine biologist for science writing. She attended BU for undergrad where she studied neuroscience and psychology. When she’s not looking up brain research, you can find her designing the Harry Potter library she will build in her future home.
Meredith Rumore completed her undergraduate degree in creative nonfiction writing at The New School in New York City. She spent several years as a local musician and part-time freelance technical writer. She’s fascinated by the impact of science on culture, socioeconomics, and the individual human experience. In her spare time, she plays text adventure games and daydreams about her future pet fancy rats.
Sarah Wells has been known to wax poetic about dead mathematicians and the ennui of light particles. She graduated from Clark University in 2017 after studying English, physics and computer science. Sarah is interested in the philosophical questions of science and technology, and hopes to write for a magazine some day. In her spare time, she enjoys riding trains, baking, and scouting out new coffee shops.