About Me

SARAH OLSON

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Welcome! I am a student science writer and professional book reviewer. I started college as an English literature major but quickly fell in love with the biological sciences. Last February, I was one of the 2018 undergraduate travel fellows with the National Association of Science Writers. I also hold awards and scholarships from the New York Academy of Sciences and the California Internship and Work Experience Association. This past summer I interned for Purdue University’s News Service as a science writer. You can see some of my clips from the internship below, as well as other publications including a review in Science Magazine.

After growing up on the coast of Southern California, I moved to Oregon with my fiancé, a physics major, in 2017. I work full-time at a local bookstore curating their science and nature sections and will be finishing my degrees in microbiology and science writing at Oregon State University.

You can follow me on Twitter @ReadMoreScience where I tweet about books, science news, and advocate for women in STEM. My personal favorite books include 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