Katie M. Palmer is a science and technology reporter and editor with a deep interest in beautiful data, research culture, and the science we encounter everyday. She is currently a 2018-2019 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, researching how journalists can navigate new formats for scientific data to support more impactful reporting. Most recently, she was a senior editor at WIRED, where she led the site's science and health coverage.
Katie is a graduate and valedictorian of Williams College with a B.A. in chemistry and a concentration in neuroscience. After testing the waters of biochemical research and co-founding a science magazine, she joined the 29th class of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where she received her Master's.
Katie has been the recipient of the National Association of Science Writers' AAAS travel fellowship, the Jeffrey Owen Jones Fellowship in Journalism, and SHERP's M.A. Scholarship. She has worked for DISCOVER magazine, WNYC's Studio 360 for the Sloan-funded Science & Creativity series, Mosaic, Matter, and IEEE Spectrum.