Veronique Greenwood is a writer and editor. She holds a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Pacific Standard, DISCOVER, Aeon, Popular Science, Scientific American, and many others.
Before she went freelance full-time, she was a staff writer at DISCOVER magazine, where she wrote about everything from cells to quantum physics. She is especially interested in stories that shed light on how research works and who scientists are. While an editor at Seed magazine, she wrote the Portfolio feature on how science can be as beautiful as it is powerful and co-edited Seed’s environmental news discussion column, Catalyst. She also edited the reviews section, and behind the mounting pile of books on her desk, she could often be found chewing on a turn of phrase or oogling electron micrographs.
Before her tenure at Seed, she was an assistant editor at Yale Environment 360, a Webby-award-winning magazine fostering discussion of timely environmental issues. As a student at Yale, she was news editor of the Yale Scientific Magazine and the sci-tech editor of the Yale Daily News, and in her senior year was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News Magazine, cramming in internships at Popular Science and the New Haven Advocate along the way.
She is always on the lookout for new ideas, and she also sings Slavic folk songs…but that’s another story.
To see some of her work, check the Clips section.