Jennifer Cutraro

Contributing Editor

Science writer Jenny Cutraro spent her elementary school years bringing home report cards declaring her to be “too talkative during class.” Today, she channels that love of talking into a career that’s all about sharing science with others. She’s the founder and director of Science Storytellers, a public program that puts kids in the role of science journalists. A longtime contributor to Science News Explores, she also has written for The Boston Globe, The LA Times, Science, National Geographic News, and other outlets. At WGBH in Boston, she developed an award-winning collection of education resources for the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series Plum. Landing. She also has produced science education resources for PBS Learning Media, NOVA Science NOW, and The New York Times Learning Network. Jenny has a B.A. in biology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., a M.S. in biology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and studied science journalism at Boston University in Massachusetts. A Midwesterner at heart, Jenny hails from Milwaukee and now lives in the Boston area with her husband, their daughters, and two small furry carnivores that meow an awful lot.

All Stories by Jennifer Cutraro

  1. Chemistry

    Plastic-munching microbes

  2. Agriculture

    Farms sprout in cities

  3. Planets

    The trouble with Pluto

    The traditional view of the solar system is out of date. Depending on who you talk to today, the answer to how many planets there are could be eight, 12, or even 208 and counting.

  4. Brain

    Girls are cool for school

  5. Planets

    The two faces of Mars

  6. Health & Medicine

    Hey batter, wake up!

  7. Planets

    Pluto, plutoid: What’s in a name?

    In 2006, an international organization changed the classification of Pluto from planet to "dwarf planet."

  8. Chemistry

    Bug, bug, go away

  9. Humans

    Fakes in the museum

  10. Health & Medicine

    Gut microbes and weight

  11. Earth

    Salty, old and, perhaps, a sign of early life

  12. Tech

    Undercover detectives