Sarah Richards

Education: University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in cultural anthropology/rhetoric, Columbia University, M.S. in journalism, Columbia University, M.A. in international affairs
Location: San Diego County, California

Sarah Richards is a journalist who specializes in the intersection of science, technology and culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Elle, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Slate, Cosmopolitan, Time, Marie Claire, and more. She is the author of Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It. A recipient of multiple awards, she is a three-time winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page award, in the science category for a story about a controversial infertility treatment for Elle Magazine. 

She previously served as a staff writer for the nonprofit New American Economy, and as a content marketing strategist and consultant for pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. She frequently speaks about how scientific advances affect people’s lives and has appeared on PBS Newshour, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, BBC World Service, NPR, Marketplace and more.

She holds a bachelor of arts in cultural anthropology/rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degrees in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University.

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