Roberta Kwok is an award-winning freelance science journalist who has contributed to Nature, NewYorker.comNew Scientist, Aeon, Salon.com, Conservation, Science News, and U.S. News & World Report. She also provides writing and editing services to research institutions, medical centers, and corporate clients. Roberta earned a B.Sc. in biology from Stanford University, an M.F.A. in creative writing from Indiana University Bloomington, and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives in the Seattle area.

Recent Projects

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My Science News for Students story about the electric eel won the 2016 silver AAAS Kavli Award for Science Journalism Award in the children's science news category.

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I wrote about a mathematician who designed a marijuana license lottery for NewYorker.com.

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What happens when farmed fish escape from giant underwater cages into the ocean? I explored the possible ecological fall-out for Science News.

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I participated in Infinity Box Theater's Centrifuge project, which paired up science writers and playwrights to produce five short science plays in five days. Read a write-up in The Scientist here.
 

I visited Washington's Sauk Mountain to learn how trees may be taking over mountain meadows in a story for Aeon.

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In a feature for Nature, I describe the process of writing science-inspired fiction.

Image credits: Roberta Kwok; Carlos Borbones; Melanie Tata/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Omar Willey; Brian Gratwicke/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0; Roberta Kwok; Neil Conway/Flickr/CC BY 2.0