Alumni

SHERP students benefit from an extensive and tight-knit alumni network in seeking advice, internships and jobs. There’s also a lively SHERP-only private Facebook group to discuss job opportunities, events and other news; if you’re a graduate or a current student, you can join. Many of our alumni, students and faculty are on Twitter, so follow us!

A Message to SHERP/SERP Alumnae, Alumni and Friends:

You already know about the sacrifices required to finance a top-flight graduate education. Now you can assist current and future students by contributing to the Bill Burrows SHERP Scholarship Fund. There is no administrative overhead; all proceeds go to tuition-remission scholarships for deserving SHERP students, based on need and achievement. You can make a tax-deductible contribution online via this secure site or can send a check made out to New York University, with ‘Bill Burrows SHERP Scholarship Fund’ written in the lower left corner. The address is: Bill Burrows SHERP Scholarship Fund c/o Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, NY, NY 10003.

And to all our donors, thank you!

Our Alumni, Year by Year

This list includes the current professional position of every SHERP and SERP graduate all the way back to the first class in 1982. (We added the ‘H’ in 2005 to reflect the program’s longtime emphasis on health and medical journalism.) Some listings may be out of date; you can help by sending updates and corrections to sherp.journalism@nyu.edu.



SHERP 37 (2018-19)

SHERP 37 Alumni Group Photo
Marcus Banks, health writer.
Donavyn Coffey
, science writer.
Dani Leviss, associate editor, Scholastic Art.
Dana Najjar
, news automation engineer, Bloomberg; science and data journalist.
Polina Porotsky, science writer.
Nina Pullano
, contributing writer, Inverse; science writer.
Passant Rabie, contributing writer, Inverse; science writer.
Marion Renault
, science writer.
Jessica Romeo
, associate editor, Scholastic ScienceWorld.
Tara Santora, editorial fellow, Fatherly; science writer.
Isobel Whitcomb, science writer.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2018.


SHERP 36 (2017-18)

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Brianna Abbott, staff science and health reporter, The Wall Street Journal.
Jessica Boddy, assistant editor, Popular Science; science writer and editor.
Nell Durfee
, educator, New-York Historical Society; science writer, producer and educator.
Lucy Hicks
, science communication specialist, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
Lexi Krupp, science writer and producer.
Jillian Mock, science writer.
Jen Monnier
, science and environmental writer.
Matthew Phelan
, science writer.
Emiliano Rodriguez Mega
, science writer.
Chloe Williams, science and environmental writer.
Shoshana Wodinsky, staff technology reporter, Gizmodo.
Charlie Wood, science writer.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2017.


SHERP 35 (2016-17)

SHERP 35 Alumni Group Photo

Ellen Airhartscience writer and producer.
Eleanor Cummins, science writer and producer.
Abigail Fagan, associate editor, Psychology Today; science writer.
Mark Kaufman, staff writer, Mashable; science writer.
Ashley Lyles, medical writer.
Leslie Nemo, science writer.
Dan Robitzski, staff writer, Futurism; science writer.
Marissa Shieh, software engineer, Scribd.
Harrison Tasoff, science writer, University of California, Santa Barbarascience writer.
Nicole Wetsman, staff writer, The Verge; science and medical writer.
Cici Zhang, senior associate editor, Harvard Business Publishing; science writer.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2016.


SHERP 34 (2015-16)

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Meghan Bartels, staff writer, Space,comscience writer.
Sara Chodosh, assistant editor, Popular Science; science writer.
Jeanette Ferrara, associate digital producer, Scholastic.
Peter Hess, staff reporter, Spectrum; science writer.
Kelsey Kennedy, multimedia science journalist.
Ellie Kincaid, assistant managing editor, Medscape; science and health writer.
Michael Koziol, associate editor, IEEE Spectrum.
Ryan Mandelbaum, senior technical writer, Qiskit; science writer.
Sandy Ong, science and health writer.
Shira Polan, science writer, NYU Langone Health; science writer.
Dyani Sabin, science writer.
Knvul Sheikh, science newsroom fellow, New York Times; science writer.
Greg Uyeno, science writer

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2015.


SHERP 33 (2014-15)

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Lydia Chain, podcast producer, Undark; science writer and producer.
Chelsey Coombs, engagement editor, Spectrum; science writer and producer.
Katherine Foley, staff writer, Quartz; science writer.
Jennifer Hackett, associate editor, MATH Magazine; science writer.
Shannon Hall, science writer.
Rebecca Harrington, deputy editor, Insider; science writer.
JoAnna Klein, contributor, New York Times Science Desk; science writer.
Nicole Lou, staff writer, MedPage Today; science writer.
Hanneke Weitering, associate editor, Space.com; science writer.
Stephanie Yin, staff science journalist, WHYY; science writer, illustrator and animator.
Lauren Young, digital producer, Science Friday; technology and science writer.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2014.


SHERP 32 (2013-14)

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Becca Cudmore, media studies doctoral student, University of Oregon; science and environmental writer.
Kathryn Free, science writer and producer.
Chelsea Harvey, staff writer, Climatewire; science and environmental writer.
Joshua Krisch, science writer.
Sarah Lewin Frasier , assistant news editor, Scientific Americanscience writer.
Jillian Rose Lim, science writer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Claire Maldarelli, associate editor, Popular Science; science writer and producer.
Elizabeth Newbern, administrative assistant, Central Arkansas Library System; science writer.
Hannah Newman, senior manager for partnerships and city experience, Minerva Project.
Amy Nordrum, commissioning editor, MIT Technology Review; science writer.
Alex Ossola, special projects editor, Quartz; science writer and producer.
Neel Patel, staff writer, MIT Technology Review; science writer.
Krystnell Storr, associate editor, Scholastic Choices; science writer.
Manasi Vaidya, senior reporter, BioPharm Insight; science writer.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2013.


SHERP 31 (2012-13)

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Kate Baggaley, science and environmental writer.
Caitlin Davis, team lead, Commonwealth Financial Network.
Rachel Feltman, articles editor, Popular Science; science writer.
Joss Fong, senior editorial producer, Vox.
Ben Guarino, staff science writer, Washington Post; science writer.
Andy Han, staff editor, GenomeWeb; producer and writer.
William Herkewitz, senior outreach and communications specialist, USAID-Rwanda; science writer.
Katie Hiler Feather, associate producer, Science Friday; science writer and radio reporter.
Roni Jacobson, medical writer.
Sarah Jacoby, senior health editor, Self.
Alexa Kurzius Mathes, senior editor, Newslea; science writer.
Lily Hay Newman, staff writer, Wired.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross, host, Reset, a podcast from Recode by Vox; science journalist.
Naveena Sadasivam, staff writer, Grist; science writer.
Nick Stockton, science writer.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2012.


SHERP 30 (2011-12)

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Emma Brycescience writer.
Jon Chang, program manager, ArborBridge.
Kathryn Doyle, segment producer, Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik.
Laura Geggel, associate editor, LiveScience; science writer.
Justine Hausheer, science writer and editor, The Nature Conservancy; science and environmental writer.
Miriam Kramer, space reporter, Axios.
Taylor Kubota, science writer, Stanford University.
Virat Markandeya, science writer.
Susan Matthews, news director, Slate.
Allison McCann, visual journalist, New York Times; science and technology journalist.
Benjamin Plackett, staff science writer, Al-Fanar Media.
Kelly Slivkawriter.
Ashley Taylor, writer.
Kate Yandell, digital editor, Cancer Today; science writer.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2011.


SHERP 29 (2010-11)

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Joseph Bennington-Castro, science writer.
Francie Diep, staff writer, Chronicle of Higher Education; science writer.
Stephanie Warren Drimmer, science writer and author.
Rose Eveleth, writer, podcaster, producer and designer.
Sarah Fecht, content manager, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; science writer.
Joanna Foster, environmental writer.
Mary Beth Griggs, science editor, The Verge; science writer.
Lena Groeger, news app developer, ProPublica; science writer and designer.
Madeleine Johnson, editor, GenomeWeb; science writer.
Ritchie King, senior data visualization engineer, Netflixscience writer and data journalist.
Douglas Main, senior writer/editor, National Geographic.
Rachel Nuwer, science writer and author.
Katie Palmer, science editor, Quartz; science writer.
Sabrina Richards, science writer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Madhu (Venkataramanan) Murgia, staff technology correspondent, The Financial Times.
Amber Williams, senior staff editor, The New York Times.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2010.


SHERP 28 (2009-10)

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Ariel Bleicher, senior communications specialist, University of California, San Franciscoscience writer.
Michael Easter, visiting lecturer in journalism, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; health writer.
Emily Elert, staff writer/editor/director, MinuteEarth; science writer.
Zachary Gottlieb, front end developer, Signafire.
Mara Grunbaumscience writer, editor and author.
Ferris Jabr, contributing writer, New York Times Magazine; science writer.
Alyson Kenward, director of stewardship, University of Calgary.
Olivia Koski, co-founder and head of digital strategy, Guerilla Science; science writer and producer.
Alex Liu, founder and executive producer, Herra Productions.
Mike Orcutt, news editor, The Block.
Katie Peek, data visualization creator, science editor and writer.
Genevra Pittman, assistant Perspective editor, New England Journal of Medicine.
Valerie Ross, senior content design strategist, Slack.
Anna Rothschild, senior video producer, FiveThirtyEight.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2009.


SHERP 27 (2008-09)

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Allison Bond Kotru, instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School; medical writer.
Shelley DuBois, managing supervisor, FleishmanHilliard.
Crystal Gammon, director of communications, Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis.
Rob Goodier, managing editor, Engineering for Change; science and environmental writer, videographer and photographer.
Brett Israel, account supervisor, FleishmanHilliard.
Fred Jølving, health and science journalist.
Lindsey Konkel, science and environmental writer.
Dave Levitan, author, environmental and medical writer.
Erik Ortlip, science and technology writer.
Lynne Peeples, 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 2008.


SHERP 26 (2007-08)

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Molly Ashford, staff editor, GenomeWeb; science writer, producer and illustrator.
Stuart Fox, senior content designer, ESI Design.
Andrew Grant, online editor, Physics Today.
Adam Hadhazy, science writer.
Karina Hamalainen, editorial director, Scholastic Math and Scholastic Art magazines.
Monica Heger, law student, UCLA; science writer.
Christopher Intagliata, senior producer, Science Friday.
Susannah F. Locke, special projects editor, Vox.
Natalie Peretsman Lucas, education management consultant.
Rachel Mahan, documentation writer, Salesforce; design research consultant and editor.
Eric R. Olson, founder/producer, FlowSpark Media.
Greg Soltis, religion teacher, Holy Child School at Rosemont.
Victoria Stern, producer, Tradeoffs; science writer.
Katherine Tweed, chief content strategist, Greentech Media.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2007.


SHERP 25 (2006-07)

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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, science writer; blogger, Discover.
Jennifer Moser Jurling, content strategist, Study.com; writer and editor.
Meredith Knight, science writer.
Ben Leach, senior public relations specialist for research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Rachele Cooper Lenehan, chief executive, Aptive Resources.
Morgen Peck, science writer.
Kristin Phillips, communications coordinator, University of Texas at Austin Office of Sustainability.
Josh Romero, senior software engineer, Parsely.
Peter Sergo, senior copywriter, Area 23.
Molly Webster, features producer and guest host, Radiolab.
Erica Westly, science writer and author.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2006.


SHERP 24 (2005-06)

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Sabina Borza, medical writer editor and project manager.
Susan Cosier, science and environmental writer.
Ciara Curtin, contributing editor, GenomeWeb.
Kristina Fiore, director of enterprise and investigative reporting, MedPage Todaymedical writer.
Bob Grant, editor-in-chief, The Scientist.
Andrew Klein, editor, MATH Magazine.
Julie Leibach, science writer and digital content specialist, North Carolina Sea Grantscience writer and editor.
Melissa Mahony, senior editor, OnEarth.
Karen Schrock, news editor, Scientific American Mind; science writer and editor.
Alison Snyder, managing editor, Axios.
Andrea Thompson, associate editor for sustainability, Scientific American.
Melinda Wenner Moyer, science writer.
Edyta Zielinska, science writer, Thomas Jefferson University.

Visit their student profiles page to see how they described themselves in 2005.


SHERP 23 (2004-05)

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Lauren Aaronson, museum exhibit designer, Liberty Science Center.
Corey Binns, science writer.
Michelle Bryner, lead engineer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Bjorn Carey, senior director of digital strategy, Stanford University.
Cody Crane, contributing writer, Science World.
Cecilia Marie Dobbs, head of product discovery and user experience, The Guardian.
Leilani Gallardo, regional communications coordinator, Coral Triangle Center (Bali).
Sara Goudarzi, writer; contributing editor, Science World.
Rebecca (Becky) Kessler, senior staff editor, Mongabay; science writer.
Maria Kolesnikova, staff reporter, Bloomberg News.
Abby Leonard, producer and writer.
Brandon Miller, freelance web developer.
Todd Neale, senior medical editor/associate news editor, TCTMD.com.
Finale Patel, program manager, Momentum Design Lab.
Jessica Steyers, psychotherapist.
Ker Hueng Than, senior associate director of communications, Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences.
Sarah Todd Thomas, founder, Emergent App Solutions.


SHERP 22 (2003-04)

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Querida Anderson, editor in chief, BioPharm Insight.
Caitlin Cox, manager of academic content, Cardiovascular Research Foundation; news editor, TCTMD.com.
Aimee Cunningham, staff biomedical writer, Science News.
Jessica Ebert
, quality control editor,Research Square.
Emily Hager
producer and writer.
Shan Li
, communication specialist, Jenel Management.
Laura Mahachek.
Donald Monroe
, science and technology writer.
Michael Mooney
, assistant professor of medical informatics, Oregon Health and Science University.
Olga Norstrom
, social media analyst, Marketeching Solutions; freelance writer.
Prachi Patel
, technology writer, editor and radio reporter.
Michael Schirber
, science writer.
Meghan Smith
, supervising producer, Bravo TV.


SERP 21 (2002-03)

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Raena Blumenthal, program manager, Colorado Brownfields Foundation.
Jeanna Bryner, managing editor, LiveScience.com.
Lindsay Carswell, owner and manager, World Sailing Adventures.
Joan Malespina, writer.
Britt Norlander van der Woude, writer and editor.
Stephanie Riesenman Zelazny, writer.
Deidra Robinson.
Namrita Talwar, associate information officer, United Nations.
Sarah Zielinski, managing editor, Science News for Students; blogger, Science News; freelance science writer and editor.