I’m Kate Sheridan, and I’m a science writer for Newsweek based in New York City. Most recently, I was STAT’s news reporting intern based in Boston, Massachusetts and a freelance journalist in Montreal, Quebec. I graduated from Concordia University’s Graduate Diploma in Journalism program in 2015 and received my bachelor’s degree (B.A. & Sc.) in Cognitive Science from McGill University in 2014. I lived in Montreal for seven years before relocating to the United States.
In addition to my work at Newsweek and STAT, my work has appeared on the websites of the CBC, Hakai Magazine, The Rundown (PBS NewsHour’s blog), and Scientific American as well as in the print editions of the Boston Globe, the McGill News and the Montreal Gazette.
You may have met me at the AAAS conference in 2017, the Michener Awards in June 2015, the 2014 ScienceOnline conference or the 2013 Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference.
Previously, I worked as a technical producer/teaching assistant for Concordia’s JOUR 330 Radio Newsroom course. I served as a member of the editorial board for the McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal.
Through my education and experiences, I’ve learned some basic HTML and CSS and have become very familiar with Wordpress’ CMS. I also have some basic social media management experience.
Additionally, I was an undergraduate research student in Dr. Alanna Watt’s lab at McGill, where I learned how to trace Purkinje cells, stain brains, and run PCRs.