Kelsey Kennedy is a former multimedia editor at Scientific American and a freelance 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, LiveScience, (now-defunct) Genome Magazine, VICE’s Tonic and Inverse; she also helped adapt Sam Kean’s The Disappearing Spoon, a popular science book about chemistry, for young readers. Her Twitter bot serves up inventive dishes based on real restaurant menus every six hours at @FoodieMenuBot.

Kelsey grew up on a tree farm (both timber and Christmas trees) in Oregon’s Coast Range and majored in economics at Oregon State University. Before writing for a living, Kelsey sold aircraft parts, made pizza and poured beers to pay the rent. In her spare time, Kelsey is usually wearing hiking boots or rock climbing shoes and tinkering with cameras.