The World Intern
I was an intern at The World in 2014.
In previous lives, I was an AmeriCorps volunteer in Oakland, CA, a Spanish student in Bolivia, an education policy wonk in Washington, DC, and a competent but undistinguished pirate in the South China seas.
I received my Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, with a major in literature and minors in both Spanish and African Studies (if you need advice on milking a liberal arts degree, I'm your girl). I'm particularly interested in coverage of immigration, women's issues, the global economy, and anything baseball.
Sports franchises have been using advanced analytics to measure their players for years, ever since Moneyball became popular. But now teams are using big data analytics to track fan behavior and tailor offerings to them.
Health & Medicine
Birth control was a major leap forward for gender equality, but developing the pill wasn't easy at a time when even discussing it was illegal in some states. So Margaret Sanger and the team that created the first birth control pill had to get sneaky to test it out and make sure it was safe.
Development & Education
College majors are about as integral to the college process as graduation and term papers. But in an era where change is coming at an ever-quickening pace, do they even make sense any more? Author Jeff Selingo suggests they do not.
Science, Tech & Environment
As we feel more of the effects of climate change, there continues to be a push to bring more renewable energy into the market. But the US is held back by infrastructure built for the fossil fuel economy over more than a century.
Health & Medicine
Mary McKenna's newest book looks at an issue that could be a matter of life and death for all of us. It's the question of antibiotic resistance, an issue that is becoming much worse.