Sandeep Ravindran

Washington, DC

I am a Freelance Science Writer based in Washington, DC.

I have covered a variety of topics throughout my career: From how scientists map the brain’s connections for Science Illustrated, to underwater robots for Nature News, and nanophotonics for

I received a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Stanford University., and also studied Science Communication at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

After my PhD, I was an editorial intern at Popular Science and Science Illustrated magazines, where I researched and wrote articles for both print and the web, and worked with editors, fact checkers, and production staff to finalize articles for publication. I also worked closely with illustrators to come up with appropriate infographics and illustrations for articles, and wrote blog posts for

As part of the UC Santa Cruz program, I was a reporting intern at the Salinas Californian and the San Jose Mercury News, where I wrote general assignment, science, and medical stories under tight daily deadlines and became adept at reporting stories quickly and accurately. I also completed an internship at the Stanford News Service.

I was also briefly an editorial intern at Science News, where I fact-checked stories and contributed short items for the departments sections.

Most recently, I worked as a science writer for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. At PNAS, I summarized scientific journal articles from all fields of science, interviewed scientists for profiles and Q&A articles, and created fortnightly podcasts.

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