My name is Evan, but some people call me JEB. I’m a Philadelphia-based writer primarily interested in covering science and data-driven stories, but I’ll write about anything as long as it’s interesting, important, or some combination of the two. At the moment, I’m the editorial intern at PlanPhilly of WHYY where I report on and write stories to inform Philadelphians about city-planning efforts. This past year, I was the editorial intern at PublicSource as well as Pitt Med magazine. I also served as the assistant news editor at the student-run newspaper, The Pitt News. Last April, I graduated from Pitt with degrees in both astronomy and English writing, as well as a certificate in Public and Professional Writing.
I first became interested in science writing after watching too much COSMOS and reading too much Vonnegut when I should have been studying. Since then, I’ve constructed R&D documents for the pharmaceutical writing group Audubon PM Associates, as well as academic papers for an electrical engineer at the Czech Technical University in Prague. Now, I’m drawn toward the more creative junction of science and writing, with a focus on newspaper, magazine, and online publication.
In my spare time, I like writing fiction, climbing medium-sized rock walls, and playing Magic: The Gathering hours into the night with my roommate.