Jen Pinkowski is an experienced journalist and writer who is driven by curiosity. A New Yorker in Berlin, she reports from Europe and beyond. With a focus on international science, health, tech and history, she’s filed from some 40 countries about the work researchers in a range of disciplines are doing to explore, explain and enlarge our world.
Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, Washington Post, Undark, Atlas Obscura, Time, Mental Floss, Yale Insights, Outside, Archaeology and many other publications. Some of her reporting has been supported by fellowships and grants, including from the National Press Foundation and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
She’s also a writing instructor at the Institute for Thought Leadership, where she teaches small groups of high-achieving scientists how to engagingly share their research and ideas with broader audiences, and a scicomm consultant for a few select universities and global life-sciences companies.
Jen earned her master’s degree in journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her bachelor’s degree in fiction writing and photography at Sarah Lawrence College. She’s represented by Peter Steinberg at Fletcher & Company literary management.