Lisa Lesch Palmer

Journalist, USA

Award-winning author and science journalist who has covered a wide range of stories on the environment, synthetic biology, conservation, food security, and sustainability in the U.S. and around the world, including drought and climate change in India, civil conflict and science research in Colombia, and environmental degradation and conservation technology in Peru.

For over 20 years, she has written and produced stories that engage and inform national and international audiences.

Her stories have been published by outlets like Nature, Yale E360, The Guardian, Nautilus, The New York Times, The New Republic, Ensia, Slate, and many others. She participates actively in the national and international discourse on science and environmental issues through writing and publishing, speaking, developing and leading seminars, and offering analysis and science communications strategy to researchers.

Palmer is the National Geographic Professor of Science Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs. She leads the education program Planet Forward with the goal of improving scientific storytelling.