Kelsey Kennedy is the multimedia editor at Scientific American and a journalist based in New York City covering science, technology and the environment. She is a graduate of NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and served as multimedia editor at Scienceline. Her writing can be found at Atlas Obscura, Quartz, Undark, Live Science, Genome Magazine, VICE’s Tonic and Inverse. Her menu-creating Twitter bot can be found at @FoodieMenuBot.

Kelsey grew up on a tree farm in Oregon’s Coast Range and majored in economics at Oregon State University. Before writing for a living, Kelsey sold aircraft parts and made pizza to pay the rent. In her spare time, Kelsey is usually wearing hiking boots and tinkering with a camera.