Jessica Morrison is an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Formerly an editorial fellow at Nature, a Kaiser Fellow at The Charlotte Observer, and a AAAS Mass Media Fellow at The Chicago Tribune, Jessica is a news junkie who just happens to have a Ph.D. in geochemistry.
Already an award-winning journalist, Jessica seamlessly merged advanced technical training with an enthusiasm for news media to become a readable environmental policy beat reporter in a town overrun with wonks. A skilled and resourceful technologist, Jessica is adept at facilitating workplace collaboration and communication.
In 2015, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave her its Excellence in Journalism Award, and the Society for News Design called Jessica one of “media’s brightest minds.” In 2016, Jessica received the American Association of Engineering Societies Engineering Journalism Award and delivered the Women in Science lecture at Middle Tennessee State University, her undergraduate alma mater.