Roberta Kwok is an award-winning freelance science journalist who has contributed to Nature, New Scientist, Aeon, Salon.com, Conservation, Science News, Science News for Students, and U.S. News & World Report. She also provides writing and editing services to universities, 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

NEIL CONWAY/FLICKR/CC BY 2.0

In a feature for Nature, I wrote about scientists who write fiction on the side.
 

ANDRA ZOMMERS (FUDGE LAB)

I found out what researchers are discovering about mucus in humans, snails, and hagfish for Science News for Students.
 

ROBERTA KWOK

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

PAUL GAUGUIN

At the science blog The Last Word on Nothing, I ruminated on tiny eyeless cave creaturesamusing excerpts from old scientific papers, and whether dreams become more boring with age.
 

ED UTHMAN/FLICKR/CC BY 2.0

I covered the approval of a new neuroblastoma drug and a study about the effect of genetic mutation order on blood cancers for Cancer Discovery.
 

Image credits: Roberta Kwok; Neil Conway/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Andra Zommers (Fudge lab); Roberta Kwok; Paul Gauguin; Ed Uthman/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Roberta Kwok