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Genevive Bjorn

Specializes in: Astronomy, Careers, Education, Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science

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PO Box 609
Solana Beach, CA  
Phone: 8082809061
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Work has previously appeared: National Magazine, Local/Regional Magazine, Community Newspaper, Trade Magazine, Newsletter, Web Log

I currently teach chemistry and write mainly about science education and careers. Prior to this, I learned the skills of a journalist on the job, without formal training or an academic degree in journalism, thanks to patient editors and persistent self-study. My formal academic training was in biomedical sciences, not journalism, culminating in a Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii. I also hold a Master's degree in Education from the University of California San Diego.

My writing career started when I took a position as a science writer at an international astronomical observatory. After working there for a year, I wanted to cover more fields of science, including medicine. So I made the leap to freelance.

Since then, I have worked my way up the writing food chain to become a regular contributor to Nature Medicine and NatureJobs. My work has also appeared in Science, The Haleakala Times, Hana Hou!, and Dog Fancy. In other words, over the past eight years, I have learned the basics of journalism: how to find a great story, write a winning pitch, develop sources, conduct interviews, work with editors and meet deadlines.

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