Vanessa Schipani is a science journalist and philosopher of science. As an undergraduate at the University of Florida, she double-majored in zoology and philosophy, while taking creative writing classes on the side. During college, she worked as a research assistant in various fields within biology. Since graduating in 2008, she’s written and photographed for publications such as The American Scholar, The Scientist, EARTH, EuroScientist and BioScience. In 2017, she finished an M.S. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.