About Me

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Photo Credit: Christine Ballard

I am a rising senior studying journalism and biology at Northeastern University. My interest in science journalism began when I composed several creative pieces for my environmental biology course in high school, and has only grown since I have been at Northeastern.

I am the president of NU Sci, Northeastern’s student-run, student-written science publication. In the past, I have written a biweekly science column for The Huntington News and completed co-ops in communications at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where I managed the company’s internal newsletter, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where I published feature stories about marine science research in Oceanus magazine.

As an aspiring science writer passionate about communicating complex topics in a way that anyone with an interest in science would want to read, I am excited to pursue stories that center on science and environmental issues in during Northeastern’s Summer 1 Dialogue of Civilizations: “Reporting on Crisis, Culture, and Community in Greece.”

Check out our stories here. Contact me at schanker.g@husky.neu.edu or on Twitter: @gschanker.