Aylin Woodward is a senior science reporter for Business Insider/Insider in New York City. She is a proud graduate of the science communication Master's program at UC Santa Cruz, and graduated in 2015 from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in biological anthropology and government.

Previously, she was a script writer and producer for Tam Communications, a creative storytelling agency in Santa Cruz, CA. She also contributed to Live Sciencefreelanced for the UC Santa Cruz and UC San Francisco news offices, as well as Stanford School of Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and wrote scripts for SciShow on YouTube.

A peripatetic soul, Aylin has made four cross country moves in half as many years, with only her two cats and her roller skates in tow. First she traded the wilderness of the Granite State for the beaches of Monterey Bay, and then did a brief stint in heart of Cambridge's urban jungle writing for New Scientist. Unable to stay away from the #BestCoast, she moved back to California for a year of sand, sun, and freelancing in 2018. Now, she's happily living in the Big Apple and doesn't plan on leaving any time soon.

Aylin enjoys writing about Earth science, climate change, geoengineering, human evolution, running shoes, and paleoanthropology. Debunking the science of science fiction is a secret passion, and she covers myriad topics related to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When not frantically meeting deadlines or interviewing sources, Aylin can be found on the nearest roller derby track, or surfing the nearest beach. 

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Podcast: Filling in the Gaps - Aylin Woodward
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