Helen Santoro

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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Helen Santoro

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I am a science writer based out of Boston and have been working in the world of research for over six years.

Before moving to the bustling city, I lived in upstate New York at Hamilton College and spent my time writing while surrounded by cows and cornfields. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Hispanic Studies and then worked for two years as a research assistant in a brain imaging lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. Our research focused on uncovering the mechanisms behind acute and chronic pain conditions with the long-term goal of improving patient care and treatment methods.

Along with the nitty-gritty parts of research, I wrote for the lab’s Science News blog and the hospital’s pediatric health blog. Currently, I work as a freelance science writer where I cover topics that span from genome engineering to gender issues in the STEM fields to material science to intimate patient stories.