Journalist • Editor • Producer
I'm Lauren, a science and technology journalist, multimedia producer, and editor. Currently, I am an associate editor covering health and medicine for Scientific American. Before joining Scientific American, I was an associate editor for Popular Science and a producer and reporter at the public radio show, Science Friday. I studied biology and minored in English before earning a master's in science journalism.
I like to write about a lot of things. I'm particularly enthusiastic about covering emerging diseases, human reproduction, health inequities, environmental justice, tech in the classroom and in libraries, and biological wonders. I also enjoy chatting about my work on stage, on panels, and on the radio. You can check out my stories at places like Popular Science, Science Friday, School Library Journal, Scholastic MATH, IEEE Spectrum, Atlas Obscura, and more. I live in New York, but am a native of the heart of California—the San Joaquin Valley.
For fun, I work for libraries and collect k-pop albums. Follow me on Twitter @laurenjyoung617.