In over a decade as a freelance journalist, Robin Mejia covered health and science stories for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Wired, Science, CNN and many other outlets. She uncovered problems at the FBI crime lab, covered controversies in epidemiology, and profiled Nobel laureates. Her work has won several national journalism awards and been anthologized in the Best Technology Writing series. In 2010, Robin returned to school to deepen her understanding of research methods and data analysis, earning an MPH from UC Berkeley in 2012. As this book goes to press, she’s working on a PhD in biostatistics.
Until the National Association of Science Writers annual meeting in Columbus this month, I’d never realized that I have a CEO mind and a worker mind. It turns out that’s […] ...Keep Reading »
This month, I’m starting the third year of my PhD program. In other words, I really need to start turning some of my research into papers. And since I’m apparently […] ...Keep Reading »
In 2010, Berkeley-based science journalist Erik Vance and his wife were discussing the possibility of moving abroad for her work. “We could move anywhere in the world with my job,” […] ...Keep Reading »
You can’t negotiate if you don’t know what they’re offering. I was visiting my parents in January when I got an out-of-the-blue email from an editor for a large international […] ...Keep Reading »
This summer, I vacationed in Mexico City. In February, at the AAAS science writer party, I ran into Erik Vance, a former neighbor who’d moved to Mexico a year and […] ...Keep Reading »
What do you do when your dream publication offers you an assignment you can’t turn down — and don’t know how to start? Early in my career, I targeted national […] ...Keep Reading »
When stability starts to feel stifling, it may be time for a fellowship or a boot camp. Most freelancers wrestle with the question of how far to settle into a […] ...Keep Reading »