Senior editor, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), Washington, D.C.
Carmen Drahl joined C&EN in 2007, after earning her Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry from Princeton University. She covers chemistry in general, particularly green chemistry, chemical biology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, origin of life, and forensic science. In addition to reporting for C&EN, she catalyzed social media initiatives and co-founded the “Speaking of Chemistry” web video series. In 2015 she became a freelance journalist, covering chemistry for Forbes, Scientific American, and other outlets. In 2018, Carmen returned to C&EN as part of the team that edits briefs and news. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ask her about her travels!