Sara Grady's interests bridge connections between science and culture, from public discourse and policy to art-science collaborations. As a writer, editor, teacher and producer she creates inspiring content in collaboration with fascinating people. After a living abroad for a decade, Sara has landed in Chicago and is thrilled to join the team at Northwestern. She is editor of the online magazine HELIX, judges the DGP Science and Society writing awards, and co-teaches Skills & Careers in Science Writing, a graduate level course in writing for public audiences. She helps Northwestern scientists develop skills as storytellers and writers and oversees a range of other public engagement and outreach initiatives.
Sara studied Interdisciplinary Engineering at the University of Michigan and earned her Masters in Cultural Studies while on a fellowship at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. As well as being a published writer of non-fiction, she uses her passion for creative, effective communication to deliver internationally renowned projects which connect people to big ideas and contemporary research. Previous partnerships include the ESRC Genomics Forum, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the BBC.