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Hi, I'm Laurel.

I'm the general assignment reporter at Science News, based in Washington, D.C.

I have a bachelor's degree in biology from Williams College, and I got my start in science communication at the American Institute of Physics. After a year in the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program, I left the redwoods behind and found my way to Science News. There, I get to write about everything from wombat poop to new cancer treatments.

When I'm not writing, you'll probably find me outside.