Senior Science Writer, 538
Christie Aschwanden is the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight. Her work also appears in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Discover, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, Popular Science, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Aschwanden has received journalism fellowships from the Santa Fe Institute, the Carter Center, and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. She was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011, and her work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, National Institute for Health Care Management, NASW and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She tweets @CragCrest.