Bethany Brookshire is a science writer with Science News magazine and Science News for Students, a digital platform covering the latest in scientific research for kids ages 9-14. She is also a podcast host on the podcast Science for the People, where she interviews scientists and science writers about the science that will impact people's lives. She loves to write about neuroscience, pharmacology, environmental science, science fiction and the practice and pressures of the scientific life. Bethany has a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of William and Mary. She was a 2019-2020 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.
She is currently working on a book, tentatively titled "Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains" to be published by Ecco.