Meet the Spectrum Team

Staff

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Kristin Ozelli

Deputy Editor

Kristin Ozelli oversees Spectrum’s day-to-day operations, manages the news team and oversees the production of articles and multimedia content.

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Ingrid Wickelgren

Features Editor

Ingrid Wickelgren edits Deep Dives, Spectrum’s long-form stories on important topics in autism research.

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Rebecca Horne

Multimedia Director

Rebecca oversees and directs Spectrum‘s multimedia operations, publishes all content on the site and commissions illustrations, infographics and other multimedia content.

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Hope Vanderberg

Copy Chief

Hope Vanderberg edits articles on Spectrum for grammar and accuracy.

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Peter Hess

News Writer

Peter Hess is a news writer for Spectrum, where he covers autism research.

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Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

Data Reporter

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky analyzes data and writes data-driven news stories for Spectrum.

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Laura Dattaro

News Writer

Laura Dattaro is a reporter for Spectrum, where she covers autism research.

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Chelsey B. Coombs

Engagement Editor

Chelsey B. Coombs oversees Spectrum’s social media presence and audience engagement.

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Angie Askham

Angie Askham is a reporter for Spectrum, where she covers autism research.

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Ashfia Alam

Editorial Assistant

Ashfia Alam supports the Spectrum team, assisting with daily operations, webinars and events.

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Advisory Board

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Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program

Deborah Blum, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, is director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and publisher of its award-winning science magazine, Undark.

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Stephanie Chan

Google AI Resident, Google

Stephanie Chan performs research at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence, as part of the Google AI Residency. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Princeton University.

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Stuart Firestein

Stuart Firestein is professor of neuroscience at Columbia University. His research focuses on the vertebrate olfactory system.

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David Gresham

Associate professor, New York University

David Gresham is associate professor of biology at New York University.  His lab focuses on genome evolution and plasticity, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and control of cell growth. He completed his Ph.D.

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Laura Helmuth

Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American

Laura Helmuth is editor-in-chief at Scientific American and vice president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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Robin Marantz Henig

Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine

Robin Marantz Henig is a science journalist and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and is president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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Ivan Oransky

Distinguished Writer In Residence, New York University

Ivan Oransky is Vice President, Editorial, Medscape and Distinguished Writer In Residence at New York University’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute.

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David Sassoon

Publisher, InsideClimate News

David Sassoon is the founder and publisher of InsideClimate News, the nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2013.

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