About Me

Assistant Science Editor and Podcast Host at The Conversation U.S.

Graduate of the Boston University Science Journalism M.S. program. Former reporting fellow at The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Former Intern at Marketplace by American Public Media. 

I have worked in futurist think tanks and radio studios, on sea-snail farms and among high-alpine rivers, have focused in on multidisciplinary research and storytelling as the path forward in my career. I believe that in order for the benefits of science to be felt maximally, science must be communicated effectively and powerfully to policymakers, economic leaders, and of course the public at large. I aim to be both a communicator that spreads the good word of science and a researcher helping to tackle problems of the science and technology of tomorrow. 

My hobbies include surfing, backcountry snowboarding, music, DnD, cooking, and bonsai. I have debated the future of entertainment with Chinese billionaires in Silicon Valley and Honda combustion engines with Vietnamese villagers. I have explored the dark corners of international cities and stood on top of 14,000-foot snow-covered peaks in California. I have seen much of the world and the people who live in it, and I have sought to understand how the hell it all works together. It’s a magical world (Hobbes, ol‘ buddy,) let’s go exploring!

Morning High Tide, San Francisco, CA

By Daniel Merino