I’m a biologist turned science reporter. I cover all things food–from how a quickly evolving pathogen is threatening the pickle industry to why robots aren’t delivering our dinners yet.
My writing has appeared in Science News, Civil Eats, PNAS Front Matter, Yale E360 / Food and Environment Reporting Network, Slate, New Scientist, NPR, and other outlets.
I earned a BA in English from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD in biology from the University of Virginia with a focus on plant ecology and evolution.
After graduating and working as a science writer for the National Institutes of Health, I made the leap to science journalism via an AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship at NPR’s science desk. You can find my latest work here and on Twitter: @carolynmbeans.