Bio

Susan D’Agostino is a science writer whose work has been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Scientific American, Wired, Quanta, BBC Science Focus, Nature, Financial Times, Undark, Discover, Atlas Obscura, Slate, Boston's National Public Radio, Literary Hub, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other outlets. She is the author of How To Free Your Inner Mathematician (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Susan is currently an editor and writer at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, where she works on stories that equip the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce human-made threats to our existence. The Bulletin is an editorially independent magazine founded by Albert Einstein and based at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

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

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