Greetings! I'm Lauren, a science and technology journalist, multimedia producer, and editor. Currently, I am a digital and social media producer at Science Friday. I live in New York City, but am a native of the heart of California—the San Joaquin Valley. I attended New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP), and received a B.S. in biology and a minor in English from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
I like to write about a lot of things, but I have a penchant for covering how technology impacts our behavior and society, the effects of climate change on health, biological wonders, and scientific figures of the past. I also enjoy chatting about my work on stage, panels, and on the radio. You can check out my work at places like Science Friday, IEEE Spectrum, Atlas Obscura, Scholastic MATH, Smithsonian Online, and more!
For fun, I work at libraries and collect science comic books.
Tweet me your geekiest gifs and sci/tech stories @laurenjyoung617.