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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.

2 responses to “The foreign science correspondent: Erik Vance on living and working in Mexico City”

  1. Kendall Powell

    So many times when we’ve been traveling, I have said to my husband, “Well, I could do MY job from here.” It’s so interesting to get an inside peek at someone who actually took the leap and is really doing it.

    Thanks for sharing your insights here Erik. In some ways, it seems that–no matter where you are operating from–doing good science journalism is challenging and daunting, but ultimately rewarding.

  2. David Alan BInder

    Very interesting story. Do you ever collaborate with other writers and have them proof a story or take a look at it? Do you have a need for an assistant writer, someone to take, say, a voice recording and transcript that information out for you then you can take it and work that information into your story?

    As a writer, I am always looking for another role to take on and / or project to help out with and I am highly interested in your work or if you know of someone that needs help.

    Thanks, here’s my website with my contact information plus about my work, but I’m always looking for another or next angle.

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