Carolyn Wilke earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering at Northwestern University, where her research drew on the fields of environmental chemistry, materials science and toxicology. She got her start in science writing by blogging forHELIX, Northwestern’s science magazine and wrote as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow atThe Sacramento Bee. Now a freelance science writer. Carolyn worked as a staff writer atScience News Explores and interned atScience NewsandThe Scientist. When not delving into a new scientific discovery, you might find Carolyn behind her sewing machine or trying to amuse her cat.
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