SHERP students benefit from an extensive and tight-knit alumni network in seeking advice, internships and jobs. There's also a lively SHERP-only e-mail listserv; if you're a graduate or a current student, you can join the discussion. Many of our alumni, students and faculty are on Twitter, so follow us!
More than 170 alumni, students and friends of SHERP gathered in the fall of 2012 to celebrate our 30th anniversary, which included a panel discussion (watch the video!) with best-selling authors Rebecca Skloot and Mary Roach and Radiolab creator Jad Abumrad. In 2007, we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a full day of events, including a symposium on artificial life featuring famed geneticist J. Craig Venter and the debut of a ten-minute video about the history of SHERP.
The list below reflects the last known professional position held by each SHERP and SERP graduate all the way back to the first classes in the 1980s. (We added the 'H' in 2005 to reflect the program's longtime emphasis on health and medical journalism.) Please send updates and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate Baggaley, environmental writer.
Caitlin Davis, development intern, Moses Brown School.
Rachel Feltman, staff science blogger, The Washington Post; science writer.
Joss Fong, associate producer, Vox.com.
Ben Guarino, associate editor, The Dodo.
Andy Han, staff writer, GenomeWeb; producer and writer.
William Herkewitz, science writer.
Katie Hiler, staff health reporter, KBIA Radio; science writer and radio reporter.
Roni Jacobson, medical writer.
Sarah Jacoby, associate editor for health and science, Refinery29.
Alexa Kurzius, research assistant, Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; science writer.
Lily Hay Newman, staff science and technology writer, Slate.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross, staff writer, The Verge.
Naveena Sadasivam, editorial fellow, ProPublica; science writer.
Nick Stockton, staff writer, Wired.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2012.
SHERP 30 (2011-12)
Emma Bryce, environmental blogger, The Guardian.
Jon Chang, senior production associate, World Science Festival.
Kathryn Doyle, science and medical writer.
Laura Geggel, staff writer, LiveScience; science writer.
Justine Hausheer, science writer and editor, The Nature Conservancy; science and environmental writer.
Miriam Kramer, staff writer, Space.com.
Taylor Kubota, associate producer, KRCB-TV and radio; science writer.
Virat Markandeya, science writer.
Susan Matthews, associate web editor, Audubon; science writer and producer.
Allison McCann, staff data reporter, fivethirtyeight.com; science and technology writer.
Benjamin Plackett, staff science writer, Al-Fanar Media; science writer and producer.
Kelly Slivka, MFA student, Iowa State University; writer.
Ashley Taylor, writer.
Kate Yandell, science writer.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2011.
SHERP 29 (2010-11)
Joseph Bennington-Castro, science writer.
Francie Diep, contributing writer, Popular Science; science writer.
Stephanie Warren Drimmer, science writer.
Rose Eveleth, acting technology editor, The Atlantic; writer, producer and designer.
Sarah Fecht, assistant editor, Popular Science; science writer.
Joanna Foster, staff reporter, Climate Progress; environmental writer.
Mary Beth Griggs, contributing writer, Popular Science; science writer.
Lena Groeger, news app developer, ProPublica; science writer and designer.
Madeleine Johnson, editor, GenomeWeb; science writer.
Ritchie King, staff science writer, fivethirtyeight.com; science writer and data journalist.
Douglas Main, staff science writer, Newsweek.
Rachel Nuwer, science writer and videographer.
Katie Palmer, associate editor, Wired; science writer.
Sabrina Richards, science writer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Madhu Venkataramanan, associate editor, Wired.
Amber Williams, associate editor, Scientific American.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2010.
SHERP 28 (2009-10)
Ariel Bleicher, associate editor, IEEE Spectrum; science writer and producer.
Michael Easter, staff reporter, Men's Health; health and environmental writer.
Emily Elert, science writer.
Zachary Gottlieb, web developer, ActionX.
Mara Grunbaum, editor, SuperScience Magazine; science and environmental writer and author.
Ferris Jabr, science writer.
Alyson Kenward, staff scientist and journalist, Climate Central; science writer.
Olivia Koski, senior producer, The Atavist; producer and writer.
Alex Liu, science writer, producer and videographer.
Mike Orcutt, research editor, Technology Review; science writer and editor.
Katie Peek, information editor, Popular Science; space and environmental writer.
Genevra Pittman, senior Perspective researcher, New England Journal of Medicine.
Valerie Ross, copywriter, Birchbox.
Anna Rothschild, digital associate producer, NOVA.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2009.
Allison Bond Kotru, medical resident, Massachusetts General Hospital; medical writer.
Shelley DuBois, staff medical reporter, The Tennesseean.
Crystal Gammon, web editor, Yale Environment 360.
Rob Goodier, science and environmental writer, videographer and photographer.
Brett Israel, research communications officer, Georgia Tech.
Fred Jølving, health and science journalist.
Lindsey Konkel, staff writer, Environmental Health News; science and environmental writer.
Dave Levitan, staff science writer, FactCheck.org; environmental, health and medical writer.
Erik Ortlip, science and technology writer.
Lynne Peeples, staff environment and public health reporter, Huffington Post; science, health and environmental writer.
Rachael Rettner, staff reporter, MyHealthNewsDaily.com.
Carina Storrs, science and health writer.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2008.
Molly Ashford, contributing editor, GenomeWeb; science writer, producer and illustrator.
Stuart Fox, exhibit designer, Liberty Science Center.
Andrew Grant, physics writer, Science News.
Adam Hadhazy, science writer.
Karina Hamalainen, editor, DynaMath.
Monica Heger, staff reporter, GenomeWeb; science writer.
Christopher Intagliata, senior producer, Science Friday.
Susannah F. Locke, staff science writer, Vox.
Natalie Peretsman Lucas, program manager, The New Teacher Project.
Rachel Mahan, technical writer, RouteMatch Software; science writer and editor.
Eric R. Olson,multimedia producer, Nature PBS/WNET; science producer and editor.
Greg Soltis, science writer.
Victoria Stern, contributing editor, Scientific American; science writer.
Katherine Tweed, environmental and technology writer, senior writer, Greentech Media.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2007.
Andrea Anderson, senior science reporter, GenomeWeb Daily News; science writer.
Lindsey Bewley McCann, science writer, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Emily Driscoll, science documentary director and producer.
Jeremy Hsu, senior staff writer, LiveScience.com and Space.com.
Jennifer Moser Jurling, content developer, Remilon; writer and editor.
Meredith Knight , science writer.
Ben Leach, digital content specialist, The Wistar Institute.
Rachele Cooper Lenehan, director, Reingold Communications.
Morgen Peck, science writer.
Kristin Phillips, science writer
Josh Romero, senior interactive editor, IEEE Spectrum.
Peter Sergo, medical writer and editor, Springer Healthcare.
Molly Webster, producer, Radiolab.
Erica Westly, science writer.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2006.
SHERP 24 (2005-06)
Sabina Borza, medical writer and editor.
Susan Cosier, managing editor for online, OnEarth.
Ciara Curtin, science features editor, GenomeWeb.
Kristina Fiore, staff writer, MedPage Today; medical writer.
Bob Grant, senior editor, The Scientist.
Andrew Klein, editor, MATH Magazine, a Scholastic publication.
Julie Leibach, managing editor for online, Science Friday.
Melissa Mahony, senior editor, OnEarth.
Karen Schrock, news editor, Scientific American Mind; science writer and editor.
Alison Snyder, senior editorial producer, The Washington Post.
Andrea Thompson, senior climate writer, Climate Central.
Melinda Wenner Moyer, science writer.
Edyta Zielinska, science writer, Thomas Jefferson University.
Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in the spring of 2005.
SHERP 23 (2004-05)
Lauren Aaronson, contributing editor, Popular Science; exhibit researcher, Liberty Science Center.
Corey Binns, science writer.
Michelle Bryner, associate editor, Chemical Week.
Bjorn Carey, writer, Stanford News Service.
Cody Crane, associate editor, Science World.
Cecilia Marie Dobbs, vice president for product, The Guardian U.S.
Leilani Gallardo, communications consultant, Tetra Tech ARD.
Sara Goudarzi, writer; contributing editor, Science World.
Rebecca (Becky) Kessler, science writer.
Maria Kolesnikova, staff reporter, Bloomberg News.
Abby Leonard, producer, Al Jazeera America.
Brandon Miller, journal development associate, American Institute of Physics; musician.
Todd Neale, senior medical editor/writer and senior associate news editor, TCTMD.com.
Finale Patel, interactive account manager, G2 Worldwide.
Jessica Steyers, masters student, NYU Silver School of Social Work.
Ker Hueng Than, associate director of communications, Stanford University School of Earth Sciences; science writer.
SHERP 22 (2003-04)
Querida Anderson, editor in chief, BioPharm Insight.
Caitlin Cox, senior medical editor/writer, Cardiovascular Research Foundation; associate news editor, TCTMD.com.
Aimee Cunningham, science writer.
Jessica Ebert, science writer.
Emily Hager, staff video journalist, The New York Times; video instructor, SHERP.
Shan Li, communication specialist, Jenel Management.
Donald Monroe, science and technology writer.
Michael Mooney, postgraduate researcher in bioinformatics, Oregon Health and Science University.
Olga Norstrom, medical editor, Ogilvy Healthworld; social media analyst, Marketeching Solutions.
Prachi Patel, technology writer, editor and radio reporter.
Michael Schirber, science writer.
Meghan Smith, producer, Bravo TV.
Raena Blumenthal, program manager, Colorado Brownfields Foundation.
Jeanna Bryner, managing editor, LiveScience.com.
Lindsay Carswell, dive instructor and co-owner, Wet Set Diving Adventure.
Joan Malespina, writer.
Britt Norlander van der Woude, writer and editor.
Stephanie Riesenman, writer.
Namrita Talwar, associate information officer, United Nations.
Sarah Zielinski, freelance science writer and editor.
Alexi Baker, post-doctoral researcher in history of science, Cambridge University.
Vivienne Caballero, junior programme officer, United Nations Development Programme.
Annachiara Danieli, staff writer, Il Nuovo Friuli, Italy.
Graciela Flores, senior editor, Natural History; science writer.
Dana Frisch, physician and medical writer.
Diana Jong, attorney, Foley Hoag.
Kristen Kresge, senior science writer, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
Jesse Logan, multimedia copywriter.
Tariq Malik, managing editor, space.com.
Gregory Mone, novelist and science writer.
Atsushi Tomita, doctoral student in human geography and research assistant, CUNY.
Amanda Urban, nurse practitioner, SAIC-Frederick.
Clementine Wallace, science writer.
Julia Karow, editor, In Sequence and Clinical Sequencing News at GenomeWeb.
Sara Kuzmarov, associate producer, CBS News.
Diane Lanigan, strategies applications director, National Kidney Foundation.
Aude Lecrubier, journalist, Medscape France.
Alison McCook, science writer and editor.
J.R. Minkel. (deceased)
Heather Sparks, copywriter and medical writer.
Kirsten Weir, science writer.
Christen Brownlee, medical writer, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Whitney Clavin, science writer, NASA-Spitzer Science Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Meredith Fisher, producer, The Biggest Loser.
Laurie Ann Goldman, science writer and artist.
Patricia Hemminger, science and environmental writer.
Agnes Kolor, writer.
Keely Savoie, media relations specialist, Mount Holyoke College; science and medical writer.
Trevor William Thieme, senior editor, Men's Health; science writer.
Holger Matthias Breithaupt, senior editor for science and society, EMBO Reports, European Molecular Biology Organization.
Thomas James Clarke, science reporter, Channel 4 News (U.K.).
Lisa Drayer, nutritional counselor; health reporter; columnist, Women's Health.
Rene Ebersole, features editor, Audubon.
Amy Erickson, science writer.
Tien-Shun Lee, founder, Earth to City, Ecuador.
Apoorva Mandavilli, director and executive editor, SFARI.org, The Simons Foundation; internship coordinator, SHERP.
Marci Mikesell, senior medical writer, Embryon.
Reetpaul Rana (deceased)
Jenette Restivo, director of media and communications, Primary Care Progress.
Nada Mangialetti Rose, clinical psychologist; science and health writer.
Joanna Rudnick, documentary filmmaker; development director, Kartemquin Films.
Hope Vanderberg, freelance editor, SFARI.org.
Michael Albano, associate producer, Fox Business Network
Sophia Cariati, writer.
Yu-tzu Chiu, Taipei correspondent, Bureau of National Affairs.
Karina Chobanyan, line producer, CNN Headline News.
Chad Cohen, producer, National Geographic Television.
Andy Gannon, medical writer and scientific director, ACUMED health care communucations.
Sharon Guynup, science and environmental writer and photographer.
Martha Jordan Heil, news director, Association for Psychological Science.
Cat Lazaroff, associate director, Resource Media.
David S. Levin, financial editor, The Capital Group Companies.
Samuel Moore, senior associate editor, IEEE Spectrum.
Christopher Morrison, editor-in-chief, biopharmaceuticals and consumer products, Elsevier Business Intelligence.
Margaret Ann Quigley, writer.
Bijal Trivedi, science writer and editor.
Charles Bergquist, producer/director, Science Friday.
Christopher Dickey, international development consultant.
Odette Frey, science editor, Swiss Public Radio.
Unmesh Kher, writer-at-large, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
Carol Kopf, health writer.
Ken Macdonald, writer.
Kathleen (Kat) McGowan, special projects editor, Discover; editor and writer.
Kathleen O'Reilly, writer.
Barry Seidman, science writer.
Debra Summers Goldstein, medical writer.
Barbara Bischof, ocean researcher and photographer.
Geri Clark, medical writer and children's book author.
Erica Garcia Rualo, web manager and v.p. of integrated marketing, Oppenheimer Funds.
Alison Ginsberg, producer, CNN.
Cheryl Harris, analyst, Government Accountability Office.
Annette Heist, senior producer, Science Friday.
Lucia Huelamo, Marisol Ares, Spain.
Mary Sidney Kelly-Harbert, investigator, Southern Center for Human Rights.
Peter Modica, senior v.p. and director of U.S. healthcare editorial services, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
Gretel Schueller, environmental writer, associate professor of journalism, SUNY-Plattsburgh.
Gunjan Sinha, science writer.
Dan Vergano, senior editor and writer, National Geographic.com.
Suzanne Zolfo, director of planned giving and major gifts, Braille Instutute.
Esther Buterman, senior vice president of editorial services, Edelman.
Brenda Goodman Craig, medical writer and editor.
Chaz Godwin, national account manager, healthcare group, Multivu.
Troy Goodman, director of public relations, Wilbanks Agency.
Kal Szigeti, documentation manager, SunGard Energy Solutions.
Alison Levine, director, planned gifts, Earthjustice.
Cynthia Pereira, vice president of editorial services, Asante Communications.
Steven Vames, reporter, DowJones Newswires.
Karin Vergoth, producer, Science Friday.
Bob Wallace, master teacher of science, general studies program, New York University.
William Winkler, Car Stereo Review.
Estee Lee Dardik-Lichter, science writer.
Gloribel Esquilin Delgado, writer, screenwriter, Puerto Rico.
Karen de Seve, science writer and exhibition developer.
Peter Doskoch, senior editor, Guttmacher Institute.
Daniel Drollette Jr., science writer; associate editor, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Peter R. Fairley, energy, environment and technology writer.
Thomas Ferraro, news editor, Al Jazeera America.
Pam Frost Gorder, assistant director of research communications, Ohio State University; science writer.
Julia (Ferraro) Kozakova, writer.
Hui-Chen Lin, science writer.
Antonio Regalado, science writer, business editor, Technology Review.
Jacqueline Stanfill (Olsen), communications director, GeoTrans.
William Wills, science writer.
Damaris Christensen, post-graduate fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; health writer.
Kristin Choo, science writer.
Josie Glausiusz-Kluger, author, writer and editor.
Yvonne (Miller) Halee, producer, CBS News.
John Kincaid, director of scientific communications, Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
Theres Luthi, science editor, NZZ am Sonntag, Switzerland.
Judy (Pantel) Silverman, science producer, NBC News.
Peter Svensson, owner, Baltic Spot, Sweden.
Theresa Tamkins, executive editor, Health.com.
Grace Begany, technology project consultant.
Seán Christopher Duke, editor and co-founder, Science Spin, Ireland.
Sunja (Sunny) Edmunds, internet strategy consultant.
Nancy Finton, content editor, Core K12 Education; educational consultant.
Jason Kahn (deceased)
Beth Ann Meehan, mortgage officer, Cape Cod 5.
Suzuki Noriko Takezaki, director of Japan operations, Basis Technology.
Elizabeth Azar, writer, American Psychological Association.
Laura Carter, managing editor, NIH Catalyst.
David Davis, project manager, HDR Inc.
Donald B. Marti Jr., backend lead, teampatent.com.
Jane Newman, health care content strategist and project manager.
Robert Service, northwest correspondent, Science.
Ben Stein, editorial manager, Inside Science News Service, American Institute of Physics.
Melissa Stewart, children's book author.
Chana Freiman Stiefel, children's book author and writer.
Fleur Templeton, writer and public relations consultant, New Zealand.
Kathryn Kittridge Bush White, associate producer, The Chedd-Angier Production Co.
Nira Worcman, corporate communications, Brazil.
Debra Brinson, senior technical writer, OSIsoft.
Kristine Caggiano Garland, public affairs officer, Navy Recruiting Command.
Vernon Church, vice president of operations, TMP Worldwide.
Regina Fitzsimmons, associate editor, Scientific American.
Elisabeth Kirschner, writer, drugstore.com.
Guillermo Metz, green building and renewable energy coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.
Mary Raffalli, producer, CBS News.
Kathy Svitil, co-director of news and lead science writer, California Institute of Technology.
Andrea Lynne Taylor, public information coordinator, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center.
Bruno Tedeschi, principal, Jaffe Communications.
Laura Worsham, photographer.
Ted Allen, cookbook author and television host.
Meg Campbell, science writer.
Maria T. Crocitto, CEO, Advantage Communications.
David Fishman, CEO, TV Guide.
Rosie Zaloum Foster, medical writer and editor, Foster Medical Editorial.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Hanson, writer.
Anita Jacobo, senior sales manager, MEDA Pharmaceuticals.
Gary Klinger, assistant professor, St. Francis College.
Karen (Kay) Locitzer, science writer.
Michele Opanowicz-Brady, director of information design, Information Builders.
David Siegel, science writer.
Stefanie Silverman, artist.
Karen McNulty Walsh, principal media and communications specialist, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Jeffrey Brune, director, Campbell Creek Science Center.
Catherine Dold, health and science writer.
Anita Flanagan, science writer.
Timothy Folger, science writer; contributing editor, Discover; series editor, "Best American Science and Nature Writing."
Elizabeth (Beth) Hanson, science writer.
Hildy Rubin, documentary writer and producer.
Brianna Politzer Stevens, health and medical writer; product marketing manager, MokaFive.
Jane Treuhold, attorney.
Marisa Venegas, television producer.
Luba Vikhanski, science writer, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Sarah Tilyou Albaneze, senior editor, McMahon Publishing Group.
Jani D. Bergan, senior account manager, WCG.
Kellyn Betts, science, environmental, health and technology writer.
John Carpi, president, Strategic Medical Initiatives.
Christian Coles, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Doris Day, dermatologist and author; clinical assistant professor, NYU Langone Medical Center.
Richard Lewit, owner and winemaker, Alison Wines & Vineyards.
Zheng Zheng Li.
Eileen A. McCaffrey, medical writer and editor .
Damian McNamara, multimedia medical reporter.
Lori Oliwenstein, co-director of news and senior science writer, California Institute of Technology.
Diana R. Romero, associate professor, CUNY School of Public Health.
Robin Trohn Sussingham, independent radio producer.
Robert Anderson, contributing editor, Natural History.
Shira Birnbaum, writer and educational consultant, emergency medical technician.
Sheryl Burpee Dluginski, fitness consultant.
Karen Fitzgerald, science writer; researcher/writer, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Eva Lynne Greene, section head, medical science liaisons, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals.
Eric Justice, editorial director, BioScience Communications.
Sally Rose, editor, Provincetown Banner.
Meiyu Song Kaps, patent law clerk.
Lora A. Sporny, lecturer in nutrition and education, Columbia University Teachers College
Kathy Wollard, Newsday columnist, author.
Maria Borelius, vice chair, Hand in Hand International.
James L. Eng, senior editor, NBC News.com.
Debra Glicksman, science editor, Prentice Hall.
Joyce Gramza, reporter and producer.
James Killgore, writer, Scotland.
Michael Krapin, television and science writer.
Jay Letto, conference coordinator, Society of Environmental Journalists.
Kerry B. McCabe, registered nurse; medical writer.
Elizabeth Mechcatie, writer, International Medical News Group.
Brian Nadel, writer and editor.
Gregory Pope (deceased).
Janet Weinrib, science writer.
Shirley Cordes, science writer
Elizabeth Hartzell deSimone, environmental writer.
Naomi Freundlich, public health writer; editor, ReformingHealth.org.
Michael Friedman, journals production manager/senior technical editor, American Meteorological Society.
Samuel Friedman, legislative analyst, New York State Department of Health.
Patrice Heinz Schelkun, artist/stained glass designer.
Karen Heller, sales associate, Halstead Property.
Marianne Hjertstrand, director of communications, Surgical Devices EMEA at Covidien, Switzerland.
Melissa Lee Kim, writer; children's book editor, Islandport Press.
Franca Lebow, medical writer.
Gerry Regan, partner, GAR Media; online media consultant.
Ruth Taswell, medical writer, Park Nicollet Health Services.
Laurel Van Leer, writer.
Patricia Wittig, science writer and editor.
Rae Bretana, medical writer.
Carole Bullock, medical writer and editor; author.
Peter Geller, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbologist.
Jeanne Herb, research administrator, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.
Kimberly J. Landes, senior project manager of litigation team, CACI, Inc.
Rita Lazzaroni, writer.
Sean Mulligan, web developer / technical writer, construction manager, StructureTone.
Leslie Wiman Rose, program administrator for business operations, West Point Association of Graduates.
Janet Schumacher, science writer
Dawn Stover, science writer.
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, science writer and speaker.