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Scientific American editors are available on request for media interviews. Offering expertise in a wide range of specialties and practiced at translating science into plain English, Scientific American editors are the ideal expert guests to comment on science news of the day. Many are media trained, including broadcast and radio, and have extensive interview experience. 

Andrea Gawrylewski
Senior Collections Editor
  • Location: New York, NY

Andrea is the Senior Collections Editor at  Scientific American , managing all special editions,  Scientific American  Mind Digital,  Scientific American  Space & Physics,  Scientific American  Health & Medicine and book reviews.…read more

Andrea is the Senior Collections Editor at Scientific American, managing all special editions, Scientific American Mind Digital, Scientific American Space & Physics, Scientific American Health & Medicine and book reviews. She got her start in journalism at The Scientist magazine where she was a features writer and editor for hot research papers in the life sciences. Andrea spent more than six years in educational publishing, editing books for higher education in biology, environmental science, and nutrition. She holds a master’s degree in earth science and a master’s degree in journalism, both from Columbia University in New York City, home of the Pulitzer Prizes. 

Tanya Lewis
Associate Editor, Health & Medicine
  • Location: New York, NY

Tanya Lewis is an associate editor covering health and medicine at Scientific American .…read more

Tanya Lewis is an associate editor covering health and medicine at Scientific American. Previously, she worked as assistant news editor at Scientific American, a news writer for the Scientist, a staff writer at Business Insider and a science reporter at Live Science, where she covered a wide range of subjects with a focus on biomedical science, neuroscience and technology. She has also written for Science News and Wired. She holds a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Brown University.

Michael D. Lemonick
Chief Opinion Editor
  • Location: New York, NY

Michael D. Lemonick is Chief Opinion Editor at Scientific American . Before joining Scientific American , he was senior writer at Climate Central, a nonprofit research and journalism organization, and before that he spent nearly 21 years at Time magazine, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories on about science and the environment, along with many smaller pieces.…read more

Michael D. Lemonick is Chief Opinion Editor at Scientific American. Before joining Scientific American, he was senior writer at Climate Central, a nonprofit research and journalism organization, and before that he spent nearly 21 years at Time magazine, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories on about science and the environment, along with many smaller pieces. He has also written six books, and written on a freelance basis for Discover, Slate, Audubon, Scientific American, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Newsweek and other magazines. He teaches science journalism at Princeton, and has also taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins and New York University. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.S. in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Sarah Lewin Frasier
Assistant News Editor

Sarah Lewin Frasier is Scientific American ’s assistant news editor; she plans, assigns and edits the Advances section of the monthly magazine, as well as editing online news.…read more

Sarah Lewin Frasier is Scientific American’s assistant news editor; she plans, assigns and edits the Advances section of the monthly magazine, as well as editing online news. Before joining Scientific American in 2019, she chronicled humanity’s journey to the stars as associate editor at Space.com. (And even earlier, she was a print intern at Scientific American.) Frasier holds an A.B. in mathematics from Brown University and an M.A. in journalism from New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She enjoys musical theater and mathematical paper craft.

Steve Mirsky
Senior Editor, Multimedia
  • Location: New York, NY

Steve Mirsky is a longtime editor and columnist. He received a master’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University in 1985, after which he was awarded a Mass Media fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to work that summer as a science journalist at WSVN-TV in Miami.…read more

Steve Mirsky is a longtime editor and columnist. He received a master’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University in 1985, after which he was awarded a Mass Media fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to work that summer as a science journalist at WSVN-TV in Miami. This critical event removed him from the lab, to the relief of the Ithaca Fire Department.

Mirsky freelanced for various outlets, including Audubon, National Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Longevity, Men’s Fitness, Astronomy, Sea Frontiers and Scientific American, before joining the full-time staff at Scientific American in 1997. As a freelancer in 1995, he began writing the Anti Gravity (allegedly humor) column, which he continues to foist upon the public.

In 2004–2005 he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He started the Scientific American podcasts in 2006, which is why it’s okay that to this day, he spends most of his working hours in front of a microphone in his basement. In 2009 he received an honorary doctor of science degree from his alma mater, Lehman College of the City University of New York. He only uses the title when someone on an airplane or in a restaurant asks, “Is anyone here a doctor?”—to which he replies, “Well, it’s honorary.”

Amanda Montañez
Associate Graphics Editor

Amanda Montañez is a graphics editor working in both digital and print media.…read more

Amanda Montañez is a graphics editor working in both digital and print media. She produces and art directs information graphics and occasionally writes content for Scientific American. Previously, she worked as a freelance medical illustrator, her projects including a patient education Web site for midwifery clients and illustrations for edX’s online cell biology course. Montañez has a graduate degree in biomedical communications from the University of Toronto and a B.A. in studio art from Smith College.

Michael Mrak
Creative Director

Michael Mrak is creative director for the Scientific American brand and ScientificAmerican.com.…read more

Michael Mrak is creative director for the Scientific American brand and ScientificAmerican.com. He and his team establish the visual language for the brand and produce its award-winning graphic design, illustrations, photography and information graphics. He was not always a science journalist, having designed for magazines as disparate as Esquire and Architectural Record, but his love of science led him to work for Discover magazine and to produce award-winning design for that publication as well. Always curious, he works on and builds cars, is an illustrator and practices fencing in his off time.

Clara Moskowitz
Senior Editor, Space/Physics
  • Location: New York, NY

Clara Moskowitz is a Senior Editor who covers astronomy, physics, spaceflight and mathematics for Scientific American .…read more

Clara Moskowitz is a Senior Editor who covers astronomy, physics, spaceflight and mathematics for Scientific American. Previously, she spent five years at SPACE.com, where she was assistant managing editor. Clara has a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.A. In astronomy and physics from Wesleyan University.

Madhusree Mukerjee
Senior Editor, Life Sciences
  • Location: New York

Madhusree Mukerjee is a features editor at Scientific American , with a particular interest in the interface of science and society.…read more

Madhusree Mukerjee is a features editor at Scientific American, with a particular interest in the interface of science and society. She has authored two nonfiction books: The Land of Naked People (2003)—which she won a Guggenheim Fellowship to research—and Churchill’s Secret War (2010). She has written on indigenous issues, food security, environment, the ethics of animal research and other topics. She has served as a blogger for the Huffington Post and an editor and contributor for the People’s Archive of Rural India and Physics Today. She has a doctoral degree in physics from the University of Chicago.

Jen Schwartz
Senior Editor, Technology/Mind
  • Location: New York, NY

Jen Schwartz is a senior editor of features at Scientific American who produces stories on the intersection of technology and society.…read more

Jen Schwartz is a senior editor of features at Scientific American who produces stories on the intersection of technology and society. She specializes in writing about how people and systems are adapting to climate change, automation and disinformation. Her article “Underwater,” about a New Jersey community that is radically adapting to sea-level rise, won a 2019 Science in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers. Schwartz previously worked as an editor or reporter at Popular Science, GQ, New York, Outside, Self and the Boston Globe. She has extensive media experience and has led discussions at the Tribeca Film Festival, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, 3M, and others. She holds a B.S. in journalism, with a minor in environmental science, from Boston University.

Press Inquiries

Interview requests, corporate and trade press:
  • Rachel Scheer
  • Head of Communications, USA, Springer Nature
  • New York, NY
  • Phone (212) 451-8569
  • Contact by Email
  • Sarah Hausman
  • Communications and Press Officer, Nature Research
  • New York
  • Phone (212)-726-9378
  • Contact by Email
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