Our Staff

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Eva Emerson


Eva began her career shooting DNA into plant cells and cloning retinal genes from fish. It just got better from there. A graduate of the UC Santa Cruz science writing program, she has explained science to cartoon writers for The Magic School Bus TV show, written articles about the wild corners of Oahu for the Honolulu Weekly, created scavenger hunts for preschoolers at the California Science Center and interviewed Nobel laureates at USC. Before joining Knowable, she was editor in chief of Science News Magazine. She loves offering free medical advice.
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Rosie Mestel

Executive Editor

Rosie abandoned yeast and fruit-fly labs long ago for the UC Santa Cruz science writing program. At New Scientist, she learned how convenient it was to have bosses 5,437 miles away. At the LA Times, she wrote about everything from anthrax forensics to the digestive hazards of election debates during Thanksgiving dinners. As chief magazine editor at Nature, she rekindled her love of Marmite and confusion over proper spelling (these days, she just guesses). She likes hiking and old biological drawings, and is concocting plans to grow a loofah-sponge hedge.
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Lindzi Wessel


Lindzi is a science/health journalist and graduate of the UC Santa Cruz science communication program. She has a master’s in neuroscience, but prefers to describe herself as a PhD dropout because she thinks it sounds more rebellious. A sufferer of story-FOMO, she’ll write about anything — but is most passionate about stigmatized health issues. Lately she’s also working on upping her rock-climbing game and beating her little brother at ping pong without cheating.
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Katie Fleeman

Audience Engagement Editor

Katie manages social media, syndication and analytics for Knowable Magazine. In other words, she tweets for a living. Before joining Knowable, Katie cut her teeth on academic publishing at PLOS and then dove into the media start-up world at ATTN:, where she wrangled with hashtags, metatags and all-powerful algorithms. She can recite the first 20 elements on the periodic table, but only in song. A proud UC Berkeley alum and avid Cal Bears fan, her favorite elements are Berkelium and Californium. She strongly encourages everyone to like and share everything Knowable publishes.
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Lisa Modica

Lisa Modica

Art Director

Lisa knows there’s great beauty in science and wants everyone else to know it, too. She moved to Philadelphia to attend Drexel University’s design program, and loved the city so much that she still calls it home. Before joining Knowable, she spent a decade designing and art-directing at the Scientist — learning, among other things, that the DNA double helix twists right-handedly, and how to source a good photograph of a dogged recluse. You can usually find her falling down in yoga class, or crafting the perfect iced tea.
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