As a freelance science writer and editor, I craft stories about discoveries to cure or prevent disease and how life’s processes play out on our planet. I also cover the lives of the scientists behind these quests.
Kendall Powell covers the realm of biology, from molecules to maternity. She has written news stories, features and scientist profiles for a variety of publications including Mosaic, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Nature (including Nature Careers), Discover, Science Careers, and Knowable Magazine. Kendall earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William & Mary, a Master’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of California, San Diego, and she is an alumna of the University of California, Santa Cruz Science Communication program. She is also a contributor to The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age (2013, Da Capo) and The Craft of Science Writing (2020, The Open Notebook). Kendall lives near Denver, Colorado with her scientist husband and their two children.