Erika Engelhaupt is a freelance science writer and editor. Most recently, she was the online science editor at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. As a freelance editor, she has brought her sharp editing eye to National Geographic News and other clients including Scientific American and Science News.
She writes for National Geographic, including her online column Gory Details. Her writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites including National Geographic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and NPR. She also loves storytelling, and has appeared on-stage and in podcasts such as The Story Collider.
Erika was previously a deputy managing editor at Science News magazine and a senior associate editor covering climate change at Environmental Science and Technology. She earned a Master’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at Tulane University and a Master’s in environmental science with a focus on journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder.
She lives in Knoxville, TN