Allie Wilkinson is a freelance multimedia journalist specializing in science, technology and the environment. Her work has appeared in National Geographic News, Scientific American, Discover, Popular Science, Slate, Popular Mechanics, and various other publications in print and on the web. She was also published in the anthology The Best Science Writing Online 2012.

Additionally, she has assisted in communication efforts at the United States Geological Survey, the American Geophysical Union, and Thermo Fisher Scientific through the use of social media, blog posts, news releases, and podcasts.

Allie is also the creator of This Is What A Scientist Looks Like, an ongoing community photo project aimed at challenging the stereotypical perception of a scientist.

You can connect with her on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.