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Bio

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Susan D’Agostino is a science writer and mathematician whose work has been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Scientific American, Wired, Quanta, BBC, Nature, National Public Radio, Financial Times, Boston Globe, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other newspapers and magazines. 

A 2023-24 Spencer Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Susan is working on a book about responsible computing      

 

Susan's first book, How To Free Your Inner Mathematician (Oxford University Press, 2020), received the Mathematical Association of America's Euler Book Prize for an exceptionally well written book with a positive impact on the public's view of math. 

Susan's writing has been recognized with fellowships from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, the National Association of Science Writers, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Columbia University, and the Mila–Quebec AI Institute.

Susan earned a PhD in mathematics at Dartmouth College, an MA in science writing at Johns Hopkins University, an MA in teaching at Smith College, and a BA in anthropology at Bard College. She is also a proud alumna of Head Start, the federally funded early education program. She lives and works on the New Hampshire seacoast. 

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