Deputy Managing Editor, Departments, Gory Details blogger
Erika Engelhaupt edits the department sections of Science News, including Reviews and Previews, Notebook and the People section, and she writes the Gory Details blog. She is a former writer and senior associate editor for the news section of Environmental Science & Technology, where she covered climate change and other environmental issues. Previously she was an AAAS Mass Media fellow at the Philadelphia Inquirer and interned on the science desk at National Public Radio and at Boulder's Daily Camera newspaper. She has bachelor's and M.S. degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology from Tulane University and an M.S. in environmental studies with focus areas in journalism and biogeochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before becoming a journalist, she studied environmental processes in ecosystems ranging from Louisiana wetlands to Alaskan forests and published actively in the scientific peer-reviewed literature.