Helen Thompson

  • Multimedia Editor
  • Science News

Helen Thompson is the multimedia editor at Science News. She makes videos, creates data visuals, helps with web production, wrangles cats and occasionally writes about things like dandelion flight and whale evolution. She has undergraduate degrees in biology and English from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, a master’s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and strong opinions about tacos. Before Science News, she wrote for Smithsonian, NPR.org, National Geographic, Nature and others.