Betsy Mason is the science editor for Wired.com. Previously, she was an award-winning science reporter at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area. She is a graduate of the Science Communication Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz and has written about science for publications including Nature, Science, Discover and New Scientist. Before becoming a journalist, Betsy was a geologist. She holds a master's degree in geology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She is also the beer reporter for Wired.com and a board member of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.