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Awards and Honors
Paris Accords of Science National Press Foundation Fellow 2019
National Academies of Science Keck Award for Magazine Writing 2018
USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, CA Reporting Fellow 2018
Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism 2016-2017
Harvard Medical School Mental Health Reporting Fellow 2015
DC Science Writers Association Award in Short Science Journalism 2015
Brown University Commencement Speaker, 2007
Writing, Reporting & Editing
Jun. 2016-present｜Lotus, CA
Write weekly stories on earth science for Eos.
Contribute bi-monthly essays to acclaimed science writing website The Last Word On Nothing
Have written for Smithsonian, High Country News, Medium, Wired, Science News, and NASA. Please see selected work at www.emily-underwood.com.
Contributing Correspondent, Science
Jun. 2016-Present｜Lotus, CA
Write deeply reported print and online magazine stories on neuroscience and other topics, including a 2018 National Academies Keck Futures Award-winning feature on mental health among Iraqi refugees.
Staff Reporter, Science
Dec. 2012-Jun. 2016｜Washington, D.C.
Wrote daily online news, including several of Science’s most highly-viewed web stories.
Attended scientific and government meetings to cultivate a broad network of sources.
Edited Science’s “News in Brief” print section and online stories.
Collaborated with multimedia team to obtain art for stories and produced infographics, videos and podcasts.
Jul.-Dec. 2012｜Washington, D.C.
Produced 30 originally reported pieces, including multiple print stories and magazine-length features.
Produced “Science LiveChats,” video Q&As with scientists on topics such as gun violence and environmental toxicology.
Writing Instructor, Johns Hopkins University
Sept.2011-May 2012 ｜Baltimore, MD
Wrote curriculum for and taught undergraduate course in science journalism and writing.
Communications Associate, American Rivers
Nov.2010-May 2011｜Washington, D.C.
Wrote and edited all press materials for national river conservation organization, including the “10 Most Endangered Rivers” campaign.
Editorial Intern, High Country News
Jan.-July 2009｜Paonia, CO
Wrote stories on environment and culture in the West, including a print feature on Arapaho language preservation on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
Intern, Planning and Conservation League
Aug.-Oct. 2008 ｜Sacramento, CA
Researched, edited and wrote policy materials on water policy and endangered species.
Leadership & Technical Skills
Board Member, Capital Science Communicators
Sacramento professional development for journalists, scientists, policymakers and PIOs.
Journalists in Classrooms
Volunteer in Sacramento-area classrooms.
Proficient in MLA, APA and AP style; Microsoft Office; Adobe Acrobat; Google suite; WordPress; Photoshop; Garageband; Final Cut Pro; public speaking.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Master of Arts in Science Writing May 2012
Brown University, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Arts in Science & Society May 2007