Claudia Wallis is an award-winning science writer and magazine editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Fortune, The New Republic, Scientific American and Rolling Stone. She is currently the health columnist for Scientific American and writes “The Science of Learning” column for the Hechinger Report. She is the author of 40 Time Magazine cover stories, two of which were National Magazine Award finalists. Over the course of her career, Wallis has served as managing editor of Scientific American Mind, and senior editor and editor-at-largeat Timemagazine, where she authoredand editedthousands of stories. She was the founding editor of Timefor Kids magazines, overseeing the launch in 1995 and growing the circulation to 4 million readers in seven years. Wallis also served as Associate Dean for Strategic Communications at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Her writing has won journalism prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Education Writers Association, and the National Women’s Political Caucus, among other organizations. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BA in Philosophy and was a 2008-09 Spencer Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.