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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, and other outlets. 

Susan is currently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In this role, she is working on long-from articles and a book examining the acceleration of artificial intelligence applications in U.S. university life, including the potential risks and benefits posed to students and society. Susan is also the technology correspondent at Inside Higher Ed, where she provides substantive analysis on pressing issues facing higher education today for 2.3 million monthly readers.    


Susan is the author of How To Free Your Inner Mathematician (Oxford University Press, 2020), which 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, and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation.

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. 

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