Chelsey B. Coombs graduated with a B.S. in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Honors Concentration and received highest distinction for her senior thesis at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked in various research labs, getting stung by honey bees, watching grasshoppers mate and learning what motivates middle schoolers. 

Now that she’s a graduate student in NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, she’s written on topics from urban wind turbines to animal consciousness to Georgia’s boom in electric vehicles.

Her areas of focus are the environment – specifically how policy and technology interact with society – and social justice issues.

She is the environment editor of Scienceline and an editorial intern at Climate Central.

Coombs is also the recipient of a National Association of Science Writers AAAS Travel Fellowship, the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Journalism Student Award, the Women in Science Writing: Solutions Summit Travel Fellowship. She is a National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Science Writing Scholar, as well.

For more information, please feel free to contact her.