Gayathri Vaidyanathan covers climate science for E&E Publishing’s Climatewire. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Discover, Nature, Cell, the Wall Street Journal, WNYC Radio News, Huffington Post and other places.
She was given the 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Dateline Award for feature writing. In 2012, she received the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award by the National Association of Science Writers given to the best science journalist under 30.
She received a Groundtruth reporting fellowship in 2014 to report on youth unemployment and politics in India; a U.N. foundation grant in 2012 to report on the U.N. general assembly; and a Nature-IDRC grant in 2011 to report from the developing world.
Her favorite reporting trips have included backpacking through Turkey, reporting on chimpanzees in Liberian rainforests, visiting underground coal mines in India, and following the Mekong River down its winding course to the South China Sea.
She has a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University in Canada.