Roberta Kwok is an award-winning freelance science journalist who has contributed to Nature, NewYorker.comNew Scientist, Aeon, Salon.com, Audubon, 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

ANDRA ZOMMERS (FUDGE LAB)

SAPIENS

Many Icelandic women fished in the 18th and 19th centuries, but their work has been largely unrecognized.

ROBERTA KWOK

Science News for Students

A wildlife housing shortage is developing around the world among animals that depend on tree hollows.

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Nature

Scientists are digging up old newspaper articles, royal court letters, and other historical documents to understand past ecosystems.

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Nature

Researchers are designing board, card and digital games to convey scientific concepts.

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New Yorker.com

A citizen science project aims to transcribe thousands of pages of 16th- and 17th-century manuscripts.

ROBERTA KWOK

Audubon

A high-tech nest box captures the behaviour of Boreal Owls on camera.

Image credits: Roberta Kwok; Þjóðminjasafn Íslands/National Museum of Iceland; Adrian Davis; Monroe County Public Library; CRI Paris, Université Paris Descartes; Folger Shakespeare Library; Zárybnická, M. et al. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 483-492 (2016)