Hi, I'm Azeen (like "magazine," minus the "mag"). In a former life, I researched fruit fly neurogenetics at UC Berkeley, where I got my bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. While I liked being a lab monkey, I quickly realized it was because I could do my cloning and dissect fruit fly brains all while listening to Radiolab.
Now I'm a science reporter for BuzzFeed News, writing about science, tech, and all of their many messy intersections with culture. Before that, I wrote for places like the Guardian, Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired UK, Motherboard, Nautilus, and Mother Jones. In 2013-2014, I was lucky to receive both a AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and the Clark/Payne Award for young science journalists. In 2014, I graduated with a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. In 2015, I was a finalist for a Livingston Award in the national reporting category.
I also enjoy making radio features and websites. I love cooking but hate following recipes, which I think is a pretty good metaphor for my relationship with science in general.
I am, with good reason, fairly certain I’ve watched more fly sex than you.