Scientific American

Laura Helmuth

2020 Grand Finale 2020

Laura Helmuth is the Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American and a journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering all fields of health, science, technology, and the environment. Prior to joining Scientific American, she was the Science and Health Editor for The Washington Post and has held positions at National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian, and Science. Helmuth was the President of the National Association of Science Writers from 2016 to 2018 and board member from 2012 to 2016. She has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of California at Berkeley.

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