Mara Grunbaum


I'm a Brooklyn-based science journalist specializing in explaining awesome (but complicated) things so that everyone can understand them. I'm particularly enraptured by space and strange ocean creatures—don't even get me started on barnacles—but I've covered a little bit of everything, science-wise.

I'm currently an associate editor at Scholastic Science World, a classroom magazine for 6th-10th grade students. I've also written for older audiences in Discover, Popular Science, OnEarth and more. I graduated from NYU's master's program in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting.

I also make the occasional video and know a little bit of code (I designed this website). One time I fact-checked a planet to death.

I write WTF, Evolution? on Tumblr.