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Ferguson, whose first post will go live later today and who will join us in earnest next week, just graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Science Communication Program. She has already written for the New Yorker online, and for New Scientist, among other outlets.
Here’s what she had to say about writing that New Yorker piece:
I loved it. I loved asking people to justify their actions and digging through documents to get at the truth. Ultimately what I loved most was the feeling of holding people accountable for their actions, ones that I feel are hurting the scientific community at large.
Fun fact about Ferguson: She had all of her teeth extracted in January. Or maybe she didn’t.
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