Science Writing Intern, Fall 2017
Mariah Quintanilla is Science News’ current science writing intern. Mariah comes to Science News via the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she earned her master's degree in Summer 2017, specializing in health, environment and science journalism. As part of her studies, she did everything from cover spot news at AAAS to traveling to Nicaragua to explore the mission of a health clinic through the stories of the women treated there. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Davis, Mariah studied entomology. While she says it’s hard to pick a favorite insect, she has a lot to say about why parasitoid wasps are so cool.