About the Writer

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Samantha (Sam) Jones grew up in the Boston area as an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and seafood. As an undergraduate she attended Vassar College, studying biology and science education while competing on the swim team. In 2011, she started a position as a research technician at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, where she used planaria, flatworms with remarkable regenerative capacity, to ask questions about stem cell biology. After a couple of years, and many delicious barbeque ribs later, Sam moved to San Diego to start her PhD in the Biomedical Sciences program at the University of California San Diego. She received her PhD in June, 2018, and moved to Washington, D.C. shortly after to begin work as an assistant editor for Chemical & Engineering News. Outside of her work with C&EN, Sam is a freelance writer always looking to explore opportunities for scientists and the public to talk about science.

For more info, check out Sam’s résumé: Resume_SamanthaJones_September2018

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