Nadia Whitehead is a multimedia journalist and freelance science writer based in the Southwest. She studied anthropology and multimedia journalism at The University of Texas at Austin where she got hooked on science reporting — a subject she finds both fascinating and stimulating. The Texan, who’s quite curious about most subjects, has written about everything from carnivorous crickets to proteins in preeclampsia and geothermal energy generation.
Her work has appeared in NPR, Science Magazine, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, and Everyday Health. She’s also written for Undark, a publication of MIT’s Knight Science Journalism program.
Nadia is currently a freelance science writer who also works at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson; she recently earned a Master of Arts in Science-Medical Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Before that, she wrote press releases and news stories related to research occurring at The University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. In her spare time, she enjoys freelancing, traveling, photography and being a foodie.