Roberta Kwok is an award-winning freelance science journalist who has contributed to NewYorker.comNature, New 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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I wrote about a mathematician who designed a marijuana license lottery for NewYorker.com.
 

ANDRA ZOMMERS (FUDGE LAB)

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

ROBERTA KWOK

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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I narrated how scientists connected the genes MPLJAK2, and ABL1 to cancer for the biotech start-up Cure Forward.

Image credits: Roberta Kwok; Melanie Tata/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Neil Conway/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Roberta Kwok; Ed Uthman/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Paul Gauguin; Roberta Kwok