2018 Logan Science Journalism Fellows

Biomedical Fellows

chew-cassie-sjp-headshotCassie M. Chew covers health care and food policy as a Washington, D.C.-based freelance multimedia journalist. Her work has appeared in Politico, STAT News, Food DiveProvider Magazine and Modern Healthcare. She also has worked on staff for PBS NewsHour, WSJ.comBloomberg News and BNA News. Her interest in health and science writing was sparked in high school biology class when she was assigned to study the digestive system through the classic assignment – by dissecting a frog. In her spare time, she can be found in the gym or in the kitchen, trying to master the science of combining ingredients to create a perfect batch of oatmeal cookies.

haelle-tara-sjp-headshotTara Haelle is a freelance science and health journalist whose works appears in Forbes, NPR, The New York Times, Politico, Medscape and elsewhere. She is author of Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines and multiple children’s science books, and is coauthor of The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Guide to the First Four Years. She blogs at Red Wine & Applesauce and at the Association of Health Care Journalists and spoke at TEDx Oslo. She believes the secret to life, the universe and everything is 42 — and also communication, compassion and empathy.

love-shayla-sjp-headshotShayla Love is a science journalist based in Brooklyn, NY, and a staff writer at Vice for their health and medicine section, Tonic. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University in science, environment and medicine journalism. Her writing has appeared in Mosaic, STAT, Undark, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Kenyon Review, the Atlantic, Vice, Harper’s Magazine, Gothamist and BKLYNR. Her work has won Best Feature from the Asian American Association of Journalists, the Next Generation of Science Journalists Award from the World Health Summit and has been short-listed for the Association of British Science Writer’s Best Feature.

morehouse-macon-sjp-headshotMacon Morehouse is the news director for Science News, where she oversees the daily website’s news coverage and edits stories on everything from genetic breakthroughs to evolutionary oddities to an award-winning series on the 2017 solar eclipse. Her thirty-plus years in journalism include covering Congress for Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, reporting on presidential campaigns, 9/11, celebrity fly-ins and medical human interest stories for People magazine. She has also covered, among other things, zoning battles, murders and the 1996 Olympic Games while working in local news for the Charlotte Observer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

rodriguez-irene-sjp-headshotIrene Rodríguez-Salas is a journalist based in San Jose, Costa Rica. She studied journalism at the University of Costa Rica, where she received her master’s degree in public health with an emphasis on health management. Irene has worked as a science journalist since 2009, writing for La Nación newspaper’s Alda Global/Ciencia section. In 2015 she received the National Science Journalism Award from Costa Rica’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Research. Irene is excited to share science-backed strategies with the public to help people improve and maintain their health. She also works to share information about the importance of cultural differences between patients in health care.

yuan-duanduan-sjp-headshotDuanduan Yuan is a senior reporter at Southern Weekly in Beijing, China, focusing on health and medical news. She has reported extensively on these issues for the past seven years and has covered a diverse range of topics such as women’s cancers, rare childhood diseases, pollution and food safety. She has been granted a number of awards, both in China and abroad. Some of these include a 2016 CancerWorld Journalism Award and the 2014 Global Health Reporting Contest, sponsored by the International Center for Journalists. She is also a three-time winner of The Environmental Press Awards (2013 to 2015), which are jointly organized by The Guardian (UK), chinadialogue and Sina, the leading Chinese web portal.

Environmental Fellows

bourzac-katherine-sjp-headshotKatherine Bourzac is a freelance science journalist covering chemistry, environment, computing and biology in San Francisco. She is a contributing editor at MIT Technology Review and her work is often found in the pages of Nature, Chemical & Engineering News, IEEE Spectrum, and elsewhere. Katherine serves on the board of the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as the National Association of Science Writers’ freelance committee.

burns-jes-sjp-headshotJes Burns is the southern Oregon reporter for EarthFix, a public media environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting. She previously worked for the NPR affiliate KLCC in Eugene, Ore., as a reporter and the local host of All Things Considered. She has also worked as an editor, producer and host for Free Speech Radio News. Her work has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Here and Now, as well as Marketplace, PBS NewsHour and other print, radio and television outlets.

costley-drew-sjp-headshotDrew Costley is a freelance writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works at SFGATE/The San Francisco Chronicle. He studies photojournalism, new media and narrative writing, and science/environment/health journalism at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Drew has recently reported on maternal and infant health inequities that Black women and children experience in the Bay Area and the environmental and health effects of illegal gold mining on the Pacific Coast of Colombia. He also writes about popular science and Oakland’s history and culture for SFGATE.

goff-lorelei-sjp-headshotLorelei Goff is a freelance writer and former staff writer and education editor at The Greeneville Sun. Her work appears in IEEE’s earthzine.org and The Appalachian Voice. Goff has received Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors awards for features and business news. She is a certified Tennessee Naturalist and leads natural history programs at Tennessee State Parks, connecting children and adults with the environment. Goff formerly worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and is an avid photographer, gardener, hiker and baker of sourdough bread with a fascination for the complex relationships between humans and the natural world.

masih-suzanna-sjp-headshotSuzanna Masih is a senior sub-editor at The News International, an English-language daily newspaper in Pakistan. She also oversees a city desk team of reporters, copy-editors and layout designers that puts together the metro pages for the Karachi city edition. A graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, Suzanna writes on a wide range of topics, including the environment, climate change, renewable energy, education and health. Her work has been published in STAT News, Scientific American, The Friday Times and The Express Tribune.

tatalovic-mico-sjp-headshotMićo Tatalović is a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Previously he was a science news editor, first at SciDev.Net and then at New Scientist, where he worked with dozens of freelancers from around the world. Mićo is originally from Rijeka, Croatia, and is still actively involved in promoting science journalism there. He studied biology at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, and then science communication at Imperial College London. Mićo has several years of experience as a board member of the Association of British Science Writers, most recently as its chairman. At ABSW, he helped organize UK and European conferences of science journalism and summer schools of science journalism. He has also helped organize science writing awards and cooperated with science writing associations in other countries.