Laura Helmuth

Position/Organization: science editor, Smithsonian

Laura Helmuth is a senior editor for Smithsonian. She handles most of the magazine's stories about science, technology, nature and the environment, both in print and online. Before joining Smithsonian, she worked as a writer and editor for Science magazine's news department. She has written for National Wildlife, California Wild, Science News and a travel guide for Eastern Europe. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the science communication program at UC Santa Cruz.