Lisa Raffensperger


Name: Lisa Raffensperger
Exchange Destination: UK - England
Award Name: All-Disciplines Postgraduate Award
Host Institution: City University London
Home Institution: At-Large, District of Columbia
Level Of Study: Postgraduate
Discipline: Journalism
Award Year: 2011-12

Lisa graduated from the University of Iowa in 2007 with dual Honours
degrees in Biology and English, and plans to become a science journalist. During her time at Iowa, she was awarded the Stevens Phi Beta Kappa scholarship and was a University of Iowa Presidential Scholar. She completed two years of undergraduate research on the genetics of cleft lip and palate, worked at the University of Iowa Press, volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and was a student leader of the 10,000 Hours Show, a project
bolstering student volunteering. Since graduation, Lisa has written and reported science stories for World Resources Institute, National Public Radio, the National Science Foundation, IEEE Spectrum Radio and the Economist. As a Fulbright Scholar she will undertake the MA in Science Journalism at City
University, London, which will further hone her journalistic skills.

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