• Kimberly Hickok

    is a freelance science journalist based in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She has a background in marine biology and toxicology, and is a graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program. Her reporting covers a wide range of topics, from physics to biomedicine to agriculture, but she’s most passionate about the stories that directly impact her local community. Her work has appeared in Bay Nature, California Local, Live Science, and Popular Mechanics, among others.