Health, science and environment editor, the Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Laura Helmuth is the president of the National Association of Science Writers and the health, science and environment editor for the Washington Post. She has edited for National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian, and Science magazines. She serves on the advisory boards for High Country News and Spectrum. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the UC Santa Cruz science writing program.