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Ben Panko

Science writer

 

 
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Ben Panko

Hello, I'm a science journalist based in the Washington, D.C., area.

I'm currently a Digital Science Writer for Smithsonian magazine, where I specialize in environmental, biological and medical topics. Previously, I reported on those topics at Science magazine, and I wrote about on nuclear energy policy and other science and political issues for Environment & Energy Publishing.

I'm a native of Richmond, Virginia, where I graduated in 2014 from the University of Richmond. There I worked in university communications and served as an editor on my campus newspaper and magazine.

I serve on the board of the D.C. Science Writers Association, and am a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the National Press Club. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exploring, meditation, and listening to podcasts.





 

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