I’m Elise, a US American science writer living in beautiful Graz, Austria.

My core beat is physics and geoscience, but I also love writing about math and language whenever I can convince an editor to let me. I’ve written for Scientific American, Discover, Science News, AGU’s Eos, Sky & Telescope, and more.

Before I was a science writer, I was a geomicrobiologist at MIT, where I studied how bacteria snot turns into rock. I jumped into writing with a AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at Voice of America. When I’m not hunting down researcher emails or re-re-re-writing a lede, I’m probably either getting lost in some forest, trying to learn a real language, or making up a fake one.


Elise Cutts

Science Writer

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