Four awarded grants to attend ScienceWriters2023

Top left to bottom right: Sruthi S. Balakrishnan, Dan Keller, Claudia López Lloreda, and Nwabata Nnani

CASW is delighted to announce that four science writers will receive CASW New Horizons in Science travel fellowships to attend ScienceWriters2023 in Colorado October 6-10. The group represents an array of experience from early-career science writer to seasoned journalist.

New Horizons in Science travel fellows

Sruthi S. Balakrishnan ( is a freelance science writer with a PhD in biology. Her work has been published at The Scientist, Science the Wire, and Massive Science.

Dan Keller ( is a freelance medical journalist who produces audio, video, radio, and podcast programs. He is a producer of the Parkinson’s Foundation podcast Substantial Matters and earned his PhD in immunology and microbiology.

Claudia López Lloreda (@claulopezneuro) is a science journalist based in Puerto Rico with a PhD in neuroscience.  She is a news correspondent for Science, and her work has appeared in WIRED, Undark, Scientific American, Smithsonian magazine, and Science News.

Nwabata C. Nnani ( is digital managing editor at American Scientist magazine and a producer for the podcast Women of Color Unite. Her experience includes screen and script writing for the entertainment industry, and she has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication.