Jessica McDonald

Jessica is a health reporter covering daily stories for WHYY's Health & Science desk. Previously a hands-on practitioner of biomedical research, Jessica recently graduated with a Ph.D. in immunology from Yale University. She got hooked on radio as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow with KUNC-FM in Northern Colorado, writing and producing radio stories about plasma sanitizers, chaos theory and rock climbing, and how to use metabolomics to improve the taste of beer. Jessica is also a graduate of Haverford College, where she majored in English and biology, and got her true (internet) radio start as a DJ. Some of her favorite things include coffee, cats, and cycling.

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