The Bulletin congratulates associate editor Susan D’Agostino for earning a master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University.
She pursued the degree to augment her backgrounds in math, science, and writing. D’Agostino previously earned a doctorate in mathematics from Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s in anthropology from Bard College.
“Writing about mathematics and science prods my thinking in desirable ways,” she said. “Working towards a master’s in science writing sharpened my skills for reporting on complex topics in a way that informs and engages the Bulletin’s readers.”
D’Agostino joined the Bulletin in 2021 as an associate editor overseeing nuclear risk coverage. She is an accomplished writer who has been published in The Atlantic, Quanta Magazine, Scientific American, Wired, The Washington Post, BBC Science Focus, Nature and Financial Times, among others.
She is also the author and illustrator of How To Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life (Oxford University Press, 2020) and served as editor-in-chief of A Celebration of the EDGE Program’s Impact on the Mathematics Community and Beyond (Springer, 2019), a book of essays and articles written by women mathematicians. She is a member of the editorial board of the Mathematical Association of America’s Math Horizons magazine.
D’Agostino will return to Johns Hopkins in September as a speaker for the university’s new graduate science journalism class, “The Online Science Magazine.” She will also speak at two September Heidelberg Laureate Forum events.
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