Meet SEJ member Bryn Nelson! Bryn is a Seattle-based freelance writer and editor with an avid interest in biology, biomedicine, ecology, green technology and unconventional travel destinations. After shifting course from a career in microbiology, he accumulated two decades of journalism experience and has written for more than 30 publications ranging from The New York Times to Cancer Cytopathology. Before becoming a journalist, Bryn received a PhD in microbiology from the University of Washington. He subsequently received a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and interned at The Californian in Salinas, California, and at Newsday in Melville, New York. In 2000, Bryn accepted a staff position at Newsday as a member of the science desk, where he spent the next seven years writing extensively about genetics, stem cell research and cloning, evolution, ecology and conservation. While at Newsday, Bryn was one of four principal writers on the award-winning, 13-part "Long Island: Our Natural World" series, which was converted into a field guide. Since 2007, he has been a freelance writer and editor, and has just released a new book, "Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure." In his spare time, Bryn enjoys photography, singing and renovating the 1906 Craftsman house where he lives with his husband, Geoff, and their energetic boxador, Piper.
When we asked him how SEJ membership has made his job easier, Bryn said, "SEJ has connected me to a wonderful network of peers and inspired me through the incredible body of work by a diverse group of members. I've come home from every meeting energized and equipped with multiple story ideas, and have drawn from several of them for my book, 'Flush.' In multiple ways, SEJ has made me a better journalist." Join Bryn at SEJ today!
Check out some of Bryn's work:
- "Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure" (Grand Central Publishing, September 2022)
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