Meet the Newest TON/BWF Fellows, Aneri Pattani and Olga Kreimer

Aneri Pattani and Olga Kreimer, the newest TON/BWF early-career fellows. Conner Jay/AAJA; Tailyr Irvine


The Open Notebook is excited to introduce the latest recipients of our fellowship for early-career science journalists, made possible by a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

bwfWe received a large number of excellent applications for this year’s two fellowships, and we’re delighted to offer the fellowship to Aneri Pattani and Olga Kreimer, whose creative ideas and talents greatly impressed us. The science writing community will get to know Aneri and Olga in the coming months, but for now, here’s a little bit about each of them:

Aneri Pattani is an assistant producer on the health team at WNYC. Originally from Connecticut, she recently graduated from Northeastern University in Boston. Last summer, she worked as a James Reston reporting fellow on the health/science desk at The New York Times, and traveled to Liberia on a reporting trip with columnist Nicholas Kristof. She has previously written for The Boston Globe, The Texas Tribune, CNBC and The Hartford Courant. Outside of reporting, Aneri loves to travel, cook and practice Indian classical dance. Follow her on Twitter @aneripattani.

Olga Kreimer is a journalist and grad student based in Missoula, Montana. She spends her time thinking about brains, communities, how people talk about how the world works, and how to talk about it better. Her writing has appeared in High Country News, The Washington Post, Yes! Magazine, and more. She currently works at Montana Public Radio and offers aggressively earnest advice at the LA Review of Books. Once, she won a fight with a rooster using only her words. Follow her on Twitter @kreimero.

Azeen Ghorayshi
Azeen Ghorayshi Courtesy of Azeen Ghorayshi

Two top-notch journalists have enthusiastically agreed to serve as Aneri and Olga’s mentors and editors:

Azeen Ghorayshi will be Aneri’s mentor. She is a senior science reporter at BuzzFeed News, where she reports on the intersection of science and culture about topics like sex and gender, reproductive health, and sexual harassment in science. She’s previously written for the Guardian, Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired UK, and more. She’s won the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and the Clark/Payne Award for young science journalists, and was a finalist in the Livingston Award’s national reporting category for her reporting on sexual harassment in science. Her work was included in the 2017 Best American Science and Nature Writing. Follow her on Twitter @azeen.



Hillary Rosner
Hillary Rosner Courtesy of Hillary Rosner

Hillary Rosner is a writer and editor whose stories about environmental issues have appeared in National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Scientific American, and dozens of other publications. Her work has won numerous awards including two AAAS-Kavli Science Journalism prizes. Hillary is a scholar-in-residence at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism and a contributing editor at the website bioGraphic, published by the California Academy of Sciences. She lives in Boulder. Follow her on Twitter @hillaryrosner.

We’re thrilled to welcome these talented people to the TON/BWF community!

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