Elana Spivack reports on science and health for Inverse from New York City. Other bylines include Lady Science, BitchMedia, and more. Elana is particularly concerned with inclusive, accurate reporting on sexual and reproductive health and policy. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Spanish-language literature from Kenyon College and will complete her Masters at NYU's Science Health Environmental Reporting Program at the end of 2021. She was an Edward Albee Foundation Writing Resident in 2019. When not reporting, she contributes satire to McSweeney's, Reductress, and others. Other favorite activities include biking and salsa dancing. You can find her published work at elanaspivack.com and her tweets under @elanaspivack.
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