The Science Writers

Graham Gillette

Graham Gillette has been writing about health care, power generation, the environment, water, politics, and life for over thirty years. His writing specialties include advocacy, reporting, public policy, and technical writing. He has been a spokesperson for numerous corporate and not-for-profit organizations. Graham's work has been published in local and national publications both under his name and as a ghostwriter. Graham grew up in Florida, spent time working in Washington, D.C., lives in Iowa, and spends as much time as possible in Northern Minnesota.

Chris Reeves

Chris writes about nature, ecology, marine-science, environmental pollution, wildlife conflict, and medicine. He is most passionate about exploring how humanity’s interdependent relationships with nature change both society and our environment. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Newport Life Magazine, among other outlets. He also writes and edits scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. Chris is a former scientist and marine-science educator who has changed his career to writing in order to connect with a wider audience. He is a professional sailor and prolific public speaker. When he’s not travelling, Chris lives in Rhode Island.

Sue Eisenfeld

Sue is the author of Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal. She writes about her passions: history, travel, hiking, nature, landscapes, and life. She has also written about food, health, and medicine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, other newspapers and magazines, literary journals, and peer-review journals, and has been listed as “Notable Essays of the Year” in The Best American Essays. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Writing Program and the M.A. in Science Writing Programs.

T. E. Schindler

Tom is a former scientist and teacher, currently reinventing himself as a science writer. Trained as a microbiologist, he worked for a startup biotech company from 1984-92. At midlife, he switched careers to teach high school chemistry, where he discovered his inner ham. Inspired by a natural sense of humor and a flair for the dramatic, he developed a repertoire of chemical demos and science songs to spice up jis lessons. For the past five years, he has been mining the narrative threads in sciencey subjects including bacterial sex, antibiotic resistance, prions, schizophrenia, evolution, and Esther Lederberg.

Jodie Briggs

Jodie Briggs is a science and public policy writer. She writes about tobacco control, public health, rural policy issues, and mental health. Jodie has extensive experience producing a variety of written products, including: scientific reports, policy reports and briefs, press releases, academic manuscripts, reported news articles, personal essays and opinion pieces. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Longreads, and the San Antonio Current. She has written scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal for the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Tobacco Control. Jodie has also ghost-written opinion articles and op-eds for academic thought leaders, featured on

Kim O’Connell

Based in Arlington, Virginia, Kim writes about conservation, restoration, sustainability, history, design, education and parenting, and other topics. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Ladies Home Journal, Babble, National Parks, and National Wildlife, among other publications and literary journals. She has been selected as an artist-in-residence for Acadia National Park and Shenandoah National Park and has received both a grant and research fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She teaches in the Johns Hopkins University Master’s in Science Writing program.