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Marguerite Holloway

Advisory Board Member, Bioethics; Assistant Professor and Director, Science and Environmental Journalism

Marguerite Holloway has been teaching at Columbia University's Journalism School since 1997. She won a Presidential Teaching Award in 2009 and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2001. Holloway has been a long-time contributor to Scientific American, where she has covered many topics, particularly environmental issues, public health, neuroscience and women in science.

Before she joined Scientific American in 1990, Holloway worked as a reporter for the Medical Tribune and freelanced for publications including The Village Voice and Mother Jones. Her work has appeared in many other magazines and newspapers, among them DiscoverThe New York TimesNatural History and Wired. She is currently working on a book about nature and cities for W.W. Norton.



  • M.S., Columbia University
  • B.A., Brown University