Mariette DiChristina is Dean and Professor of the Practice in Journalism at the College of Communication (COM) at Boston University, her alma mater (’86). Formerly, she was Executive Vice President, Magazines, at Springer Nature, leading the award-winning global teams at the journal Nature’s magazine, Nature Research’s Community & Partnership Editorial and Publishing groups, and Scientific American, for which she served as editor in chief for 10 years.
She received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Profession from COM. She was honored as a “Corporate Visionary” in Folio’s 2014 Top Women in Digital Media. In 2011, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is past president of the National Association of Science Writers in the U.S. as well as of Science Writers in New York, and was an adjunct professor and Visiting Scholar in the graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program at New York University.