photos by Amy Maxmen
Amy Maxmen is an award-winning science journalist who covers the entanglements of evolution, medicine, policy and of people behind research. Her stories appear in a variety of outlets, including Wired, National Geographic, Nature, Newsweek, and the New York Times.
Her feature on the origin of humanity is anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015. In 2016, she won a Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers and the Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine. She’s currently a full-time reporter at Nature who takes on the occasional freelance assignment. Prior to writing, she earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University by spending a great deal of time in the ocean and beside a microscope in Honolulu.