About Me

SARAH OLSON

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I am a college student, science writer, and book reviewer. I started college as an English literature major but quickly fell in love with the sciences. Earlier this year, I was a 2018 undergraduate travel fellow with the National Association of Science Writers. I was also a 2017 travel fellow with the New York Academy of Sciences as part of their Next Scholars program supporting undergraduate women in STEM. Last summer, interned for Purdue University News as a science writer and now intend to pursue a career in science communication for research institutions. You can see some of my science writing clips below.

After growing up on the coast of Southern California, I moved to Oregon with my fiancé Matthew, a physics major, in 2017. I work full-time at a local bookstore dealing in used and rare books and will be finishing my degrees in English and microbiology at Oregon State University.

You can follow me on Twitter @ReadMoreScience where I tweet about books, science news, and advocate for women in STEM. In case you might be wondering, my favorite books are Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, Inferior by Angela Saini, I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong, and The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan.


Science Writing Clips