Helen Thompson is associate digital editor at Science News, a daily news website and magazine based in Washington, D.C., that covers research across all of the scientific fields for a science-interested consumer audience. She primarily manages the daily news website and produces and edits video, but she also collaborates with colleagues on social media and data visualization, and writes and reports for the magazine and website. Helen is a generalist science journalist who’s covered everything from endangered species to fluid dynamics. Prior to Science News, she wrote for Smithsonian, NPR, Nature, National Geographic and others. Helen graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with degrees in biology and English, and earned her science writing master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.