Sandra Upson

I am a senior editor at Medium, where I edit for Backchannel (tech) and Matter (shiny things). Most recently I've written about gene editing, ice cream sandwiches, and the bird flu pandemic.

Previously I was the managing editor of Scientific American Mind, a bimonthly magazine on the brain and behavior. My features tackled brain implants, procrastination, female geniuses, and the psychology of Starcraft 2.

Before joining Mind, I wrote and edited features for IEEE Spectrum, where I covered the environment, energy, medicine, and engineers all over the world.