Brooke Borel is an independent science journalist and author. She’ll take on any topic, but she’s especially partial to stories about how we use science and technology to shape our environment. She’s a contributing editor at Popular Science and has also written for BuzzFeed News, the Guardian, the Atlantic, PBS’s Nova Next, Quartz, Aeon, Undark, and Slate, among others. She also occasionally drops in at the Last Word On Nothing and Science Friday. In 2016, Borel was the Cissy Patterson fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation, where she wrote about pesticides and agriculture. Her books include Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World, published by the University of Chicago Press with additional support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking.
She’ll probably always be remembered as “that bed bug lady” but she’s okay with that.