Julia Sklar is an award-winning independent science journalist with over a decade of experience. She has covered women’s health, synthetic biology, climate change, and health equity for National Geographic, the Boston Globe, Undark Magazine, New Scientist, and others. Julia is also the sole author of a special print issue of National Geographic, “The Brain,” which hit newsstands in June 2022, and covers emerging brain science on perception, flavor, pain, and consciousness. She is currently reporting her next special issue for National Geographic, on the science of stress, which will be out in September 2023.
Prior to working as an independent journalist, Julia was the first multimedia editor at MIT Technology Review, where she developed and led the strategies and production behind the legacy magazine’s social media and video verticals.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Julia taught an online science journalism class at MIT for four years. Julia has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Medical Anthropology from the University of Rochester and a Master of Science in Science Journalism from Boston University. In late 2022, Julia will head to Vienna, Austria, for a journalism fellowship, but ordinarily, she is based in Boston.