Brooklyn, New York, United States
JoAnna is a science journalist based in Brooklyn. She grew up in North Carolina digging up dinosaur bones that didn’t exist, prospecting for diamonds that were just quartz, and managing a secret garden that was really a briar patch at the end of the street. As an adult her unbridled imagination found its home in the field of science. After receiving her master’s in experimental psychology, she went on to publish research about how the brain processes emotion in Joseph LeDoux's lab at NYU. Now she holds up a magnifying glass to the unexpected ways in which science intersects with our everyday lives. She is currently working for Nautilus Magazine, and her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Motherboard, The Scientist and Ochre. JoAnna finds that taking risks and experimenting with storytelling is the most rewarding.