Carolyn Wilke is a freelance science journalist based in Evanston, IL. She is currently the writing intern at The Scientist and previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee as a 2017 AAAS Mass Media Fellow. When she’s not engrossed in a new scientific discovery, she’s probably stitching away at her sewing machine or out for a run along the coast of Lake Michigan.

Carolyn is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and is the NASW liaison and webmaster for Chicago Science Writers. In December 2018, Carolyn completed her Ph.D. in environmental engineering at Northwestern University, where she studied the chemistry and toxicity of nanomaterials as potential environmental contaminants.


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