Jennifer Welsh Science and Health Writer Very Well

Jennifer Welsh

Science & Health Writer


Cancer, Virology


University of Notre Dame, University of California, Santa Cruz


My goal as a science communicator is to clearly and concisely share quality, accurate information to help make your life healthier and happier. 

— Jennifer Welsh


Jennifer Welsh is a Connecticut-based science writer and editor with over ten years of science communication experience under her belt. Before becoming a writer and editor, Jen spent several years at the lab bench, doing hands-on cancer research, then joining an anti-viral drug discovery biotech startup. 

Jen has previously worked and written for WIRED Science, The Scientist, Discover Magazine, LiveScience, and Business Insider.


Jen has a Bachelors’s degree in Biological Sciences from The University of Notre Dame and a Graduate Certificate in Science Communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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