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Christina Reed

Christina is an author and science journalist who has written for Scientific American, Science, Nature, New Scientist and other print and online publications. Her books cover the history of the Earth and marine science during the 20th century. In 2003, she was the science coordinator for James Cameron's 3D IMAX movie Aliens of the Deep, venturing 1,000 meters below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the Russian Mir 1 submersible to the Lost City and Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent sites. Christina is the Earth Producer for and is currently based in Paris, France.

Beyond the Bio

  • The biggest story I've covered was...COP15 in Copenhagen for the UNESCO climate platform.
  • When I'm not covering Earth science, you'll find me...salsa, swing or tango dancing. I'm not saying I'm good, just that it's a good place to find me.
  • I became interested in science thanks to...California beaches. I love investigating the tiny animals that live in tidepools along the coast. I've always had a strong interest in marine biology for as long as I can remember.
  • Favorite Quote: "Try to find reality with an open mind." - Dalai Lama (in an interview with Scientific American)


  • Education: Columbia University (Masters in Journalism); Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Masters in Earth and Environmental Science): University of Washington, College of Ocean and Fishery Science (Bachelor of Science in Oceanography)
  • Academic Work: Distribution and nutrient constraints on bacterial population sizes in Puget Sound; Holocene investigation using a seafloor multicorer from the R/V Knorr to collect sediment from the Labrador Sea with an intact record of the last 3,000 years, as indicated by accelerated mass spectrometry radiocarbon dates. 
  • Fellowships: Media for Science Conference (Spain, 2010); Physics Nobel Laureate Meeting (Germany, 2008); International Coral Reef Symposium (U.S., 2008); Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (U.S., 2004); University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting (U.S., 2001); Marine Biological Laboratory (U.S., 2001); American Chemical Society Science Reporter's Workshop (U.S., 2000)
  • Professional Memberships: Explorer's Club National Fellow, National Association of Science Writers, NASA Astrobiology Institute's Advisory Board on Science Communication (Founding Member)

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