Introducing Our Limited-Run Newsletter ‘Sincerely, Science’

What does it mean to be a scientist? This newsletter delivers personal stories from professional scientists to your inbox.

6 photos of scientists in their respective fields.
Upper left: Rachel Lupien. Lower left: Xiaodong Lin-Siegler. Upper middle: Matt Covington, photo credit: Marcin Gala. Lower middle: Marisa Tellez. Upper right: Murry Burgess, photo credit: Melissa McGaw, NC Wildlife Resource Commission. Lower right: Kevin Perry, photo credit: Emma Gometz

Science is hard. It’s also human.

If you’re here, it’s because you think science is at least a little bit awesome. It’s the reason that so many people start their journey to become a scientist themselves. But even though advancing science is a global project, studying the way the world works can be something so personal. 

Most stories about scientists are about getting the right answer—but practicing scientists know it takes a village to get there, both personally and professionally. I’m setting out to let scientists tell their own stories, and disrupt misguided narratives about how the process really works. 

When you subscribe to Sincerely, Science, every week for 6 weeks you’ll receive a story in your inbox from a person with a cool science career, each issue zeroing in on a theme related to their experiences on-the-job. This newsletter humanizes the stories of scientists, shows how success and failure are both part of the process, and gives scientists a chance to reflect on both the doubt and joy in their work. 

I hope you join me as I talk to some people I really admire about their expertise, origin stories, and advice. 


Read the first installment of Sincerely, Science here.

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