Katherine Ellen Foley is a science writer currently based in Washington D.C. She is currently a reporter with Quartz, where she covers science and health. She has been published in the Atlantic, Motherboard, Nature Medicine, onEarth, Quartz, Scholastic and Scienceline; her audio pieces have aired on WNYU 89.1. She holds a B.S. foreign service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she studied science, technology and international affairs, and an M.A. in journalism from NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She enjoys long-distance running, University of Kentucky basketball, and spicy foods.