Jen Pinkowski is an experienced journalist and writer who is driven by curiosity. With a focus on international science, health, tech and history, she’s reported from more than three dozen countries about the work researchers in a variety of disciplines are doing to explore, explain and enlarge our world. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Washington Post, Undark, Atlas Obscura, Time, Mental Floss, Scientific American, Yale Insights, Outside, Archaeology and many other publications. Visit the tabs for a selection of stories.
She spent much of the past several years as senior science editor of Mental Floss, where she built and ran the digital science desk. She commissioned hundreds of stories and wrote long-form features. Jen also developed several popular series on science misconceptions, space, science for kids, archaeology and human anatomy.
Jen earned her master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her bachelor’s degree at Sarah Lawrence College. A New Yorker in Berlin, Jen reports from Europe and beyond. She is represented by Peter Steinberg at Fletcher & Company literary management.