Jennifer Ouellette

Position/Organization: freelance science writer

Jennifer Ouellette is the author of three popular science books, most recently The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Discover, Salon, Nature, Physics World, and New Scientist, among other venues. She maintains a group blog called Cocktail Party Physics, and also blogs about physics and space science for Discovery News. From November 2008 to October 2010, Jennifer was director of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a Los Angeles-based initiative of the National Academy of Sciences aimed at fostering creative collaborations between scientists and entertainment industry professionals.