Allie Wilkinson is a freelance writer and multimedia professional based in Long Island, NY, specializing in science, the environment, and nature. She earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Eckerd College, during which time she interned at the Florida Aquarium and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, as well as assisting in wetlands research. She then went on to complete a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University, before finally going on to earn a master’s degree in science journalism from Hofstra University. She has assisted science communication and outreach efforts at Thermo Fisher Scientific, the United States Geological Survey, and the American Geophysical Union. In addition, her work has appeared in a wide range of media, including newspapers, blogs and radio.
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.