Alix Morris is a Boston-based science writer and the Director of Communications at Earthwatch Institute. As a freelance writer, Alix has contributed to Sierra Magazine, MIT Technology Review, National Geographic Voices, WBUR’s CommonHealth, MIT News, and more, as well as a variety of technical, policy, and medical outlets. She recently authored a book on cutting-edge medical advances for young adults called Medical Research and Technology. In her role at Earthwatch, Alix works across digital platforms to produce photo essays, videos, podcasts, and virtual reality – breaking down complex environmental research through multimedia storytelling. Before becoming a science writer, Alix worked as a global health researcher in East Africa, where she conducted field studies focused on improving access to malaria diagnosis and treatment. She has a Masters in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
A few of Alix’s articles:
Earthwatch Institute’s multimedia platform
Trees in the Tundra
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Very happy with Alix's understandable, professional, great curriculum. Love her writing style.. Her reading list opened my world to really interesting writers. Alix gave great feedback and encouragement. I was afraid to read the first feedback because I know the weakness in my work. She gave positive remarks and positive ways to make my work better. I would take another class with Alix. (Maybe the same one.) I loved all the classes I have ever taken from your website. And yes, I'll taken another and another and another... Susan McLaughlin
The [class] content was very good. It included not only the lesson, but tons of great references and examples that help make the concepts more real/tangible. Alix was very responsive. I could sense her interest and eagerness to impart her experience and knowledge to the class. Also, Alix' experience with multimedia and more contemporary writing platforms was really useful. Arnold Doyle