Hi! I'm interested in the future of science and health (as well as the weird subculture story or two). I've covered black market vape cartridges, biotech startups, the psychology of subreddits, and the spread of information during the coronavirus pandemic. (You can read a q&a about my investigation into black market vape cartridges in The Columbia Journalism Review here.)
I'm a regular contributor at TechCrunch, were I cover advances in biotech and drugs. My work has also appeared in The Markup, The Daily Beast, Inverse, Texas Monthly, Mastermind Magazine and others.
Offline, I'm extremely into sports and competitive culture. I'm a former Division I rower and represented the United States at the World Rowing Championships in 2014 and 2016. Now, I race bikes for fun with Rockstar Games Racing in New York. When I'm not writing, I am either in a body of water, on my bike, or watching surfing videos on youtube.
I hold dual undergraduate degrees in Health and Human Biology, and History from Brown University, and masters in journalism from Columbia University.
You can reach me at emmabetuel631[at]gmail[dot]com. Or on Twitter at @emmakbetuel, my DMs are open.