Christie Aschwanden

Vice President

Christie Aschwanden is author of Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery, and co-host of Emerging Form, a podcast about the creative process. She’s the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post.

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Alan Boyle

Immediate Past President

Alan Boyle is a contributing editor for GeekWire, the creator of Cosmic Log, the founding host of the Fiction Science podcast and the author of The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference.

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Richard Harris


Richard Harris has been a science correspondent at National Public Radio since 1986; before that, he was a science writer at the San Francisco Examiner

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Robin Lloyd


Robin Lloyd, a science writer going back to the Galileo mission to Jupiter, now works as a freelance writer and contributing editor to Scientific American, where she was news editor from 2009 to 2015.

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Betsy Mason


Betsy Mason is a freelance writer, the former science editor for Wired.com, co-author of NationalGeographic.com’s All over the Map blog, and a former Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT (2015-16).

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Cris Russell

Past President

Cristine Russell is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written about science and medicine for more than three decades. She is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, currently at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and, in spring 2006, at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

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