Kristin Ozelli oversees day-to-day operations, manages the editorial team and steers the production of articles, newsletters and multimedia content. She joined the Simons Foundation in 2017 as features editor of Spectrum. Previously, she was editorial director, online, and a senior editor at Scientific American, and a senior editor at Scientific American MIND. She has also written a book about Jupiter’s moons and volunteered at the Natural History Museum in London, assisting the curator of fossil cephalopods.


  • M.A. in journalism, New York University
  • B.S. in English, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. in mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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