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Bio

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, Financial Times, National Public Radio, Undark, Discover, Atlas Obscura, Slate, Literary Hub, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other outlets. She is the author of How To Free Your Inner Mathematician (Oxford University Press, 2020).

She works as a technology reporter at Inside Higher Ed, where she provides substantive analysis on pressing issues facing higher education today for 2.3 million monthly readers. 

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, and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation. She is a member of the editorial board of the Mathematical Association of America's Math Horizons magazine. 

Susan earned a PhD in mathematics at Dartmouth College, an MA in science writing at Johns Hopkins University, and 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, in the greater Boston region.