Hi, I'm Azeen (like "magazine," minus the "mag").
I'm currently the editor of the science desk at BuzzFeed News in New York City. Before coming here, I was a reporter for places like the Guardian, Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired UK, and more.
You can find my work in the 2017 edition of Best American Science & Nature Writing. In 2015, I was a finalist for a Livingston Award in the national reporting category for my work reporting on sexual harassment in science. In 2013-2014, I was lucky to receive both a AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and the Clark/Payne Award for young science journalists, as well as an Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award. In 2014, I graduated with a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London.
In 2018, my reporting was featured in the Netflix docu-series, Follow This.
I once co-founded a quarterly magazine called Method, featuring stories about how science is made (ie messily, and by people).
In a former life, I researched fruit fly neurogenetics at UC Berkeley, where I got my bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology.
I am, with good reason, fairly certain I’ve watched more fly sex than you.