Nadia Drake (born July 6, 1980) is an American science journalist and is the interim Physics Editor at Quanta Magazine.[1] Previously, she was a contributing writer at National Geographic.

Nadia Meghann Drake
Born (1980-07-06) July 6, 1980 (age 43)
NationalityAmerican
EducationCornell University (AB, PhD)
University of California, Santa Cruz (MS)
OccupationScience journalist

Early life and education edit

By 2002 Drake had earned an A.B. in biology, psychology, and dance at Cornell University,[2]

She returned to Cornell for her Ph.D. in genetics and developmental biology in 2009.[2] Her Ph.D. thesis is entitled Phenotypic consequences of imprinting perturbations at Rasgrf1 in mouse.[3]

In 2011 she graduated from the University of California's Science Communication program at the Santa Cruz campus, with a Master of Science degree.[citation needed]

Career edit

Drake worked in a clinical genetics lab at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine while she was studying her Ph.D. in genetics.[4]

During her residence at the UCSC's SciCom program, she was a reporting intern for the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose's The Mercury News, and Nature.[citation needed]

Afterwards she moved to Washington, D.C. for an internship at Science News, which turned into a job as the magazine's astronomy reporter.[citation needed]

Drake then returned to the San Francisco Bay Area for a science reporting job at WIRED.[citation needed]

She has been a freelance contributor to The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, WIRED, and other publications.[citation needed]

Book edit

Drake is the author of Little Book of Wonders: Celebrating the Gifts of the Natural World (National Geographic Books, 2016).[citation needed]

Awards and honours edit

Personal life edit

Drake is daughter of SETI's pioneer Frank Drake and Amahl Drake (née Shakhashiri).[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Illuminating basic science and math research through public service journalism". quantamagazine.com. Quanta Magazine. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  2. ^ a b Nadia Drake '11 joins National Geographic "Phenomena" blog, University of California, Santa Cruz Science Communication Program, April 8, 2014, retrieved November 20, 2017
  3. ^ Drake, Nadia Meghann (2010). "Phenotypic consequences of imprinting perturbations at Rasgrf1 in mouse". Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University. (See Ras superfamily and Ras-GRF1.)
  4. ^ Zimmer, Carl (March 10, 2014). "Please Welcome Nadia Drake | the Newest Member of Phenomena". Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Reddy, Vishnu. "AAS Division For Planetary Sciences Announces 2016 Prize Winners". Division for Planetary Sciences. American Astronomical Society. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  6. ^ "The David N. Schramm Award for High Energy Astrophysics Science Journalism | High Energy Astrophysics Division". head.aas.org. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "Frank Drake obituary". the Guardian. 2022-10-13. Retrieved 2022-11-06.

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