I’m Hannah Waters, a freelance science and environmental writer and researcher based in Philadelphia, PA. I tell stories about adaptation. My writing has appeared in Audubon, Smithsonian Magazine, Vice Motherboard, Hakai Magazine, and Slate.

Before freelancing, I worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for three years on their Ocean Portal website. Previously, I blogged for Scientific American, was science editor at Ladybits, and interned at Nature Medicine and The Scientist.

In my former life as a scientist, I researched the epigenetics of yeast aging, studied the reproduction of an Oregon seabird colony, and chased piping plovers along the Maine coast. I graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Latin. Omnia mutantur, nihil interit.

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