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Amy Harmon

Journalist

Amy Harmon covers the social implications of science and technology for The New York Times. She has won two Pulitzer Prizes, one in 2008 for her series, The DNA Age, the other as part of a team in 2001 for a series on race relations in America. She is the recipient a Guggenheim Fellowship in science writing, the National Academies of Science’s journalism award, and the Science in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers. She is the author of the Kindle Single, Asperger Love. Harmon has written about the ethics of gene-editing, the rise of science activism, and new twists in longevity research. Currently, she is exploring the roots of the troubling lack of race and gender diversity in STEM-related professions. Her journalism career began at her college newspaper, The Michigan Daily.

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