Shi En Kim
Shi En Kim is a Malaysian-born independent science journalist who is currently based in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Popular Science, and other outlets. She was a 2022 early-career fellow at The Open Notebook and a 2021 AAAS Mass Media Fellow at Smithsonian Magazine. In 2022, she graduated with a PhD in molecular engineering from the University of Chicago.
With an education in the physical sciences, beat-reporting experience in the health sciences, and lived experience in the lush tropics of Southeast Asia famous for its one-of-a-kind biodiversity, Kim is broadly interested in narratives that sit at the intersection of various issues and that can illuminate the interconnectedness of different communities in a world so inequitable. She hopes to explore humankind's complex relationships with nature, the artificial world, and each other through the rigor of science and power of story.