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Hi! You’ve found Tiên Nguyễn’s web portfolio. She’s a freelance science journalist and video producer. She’s written stories and scripts about the physical sciences, energy, and the environment for Chemical & Engineering News, Knowable, Nature, Science Careers, The Open Notebook, Freethink, VICE News, Scientific American, Mental Floss, New Scientist, TED-Ed, and ACS Reactions.

She delights in investigating strange science phenomena that arise in everyday life. She got her start in science communication through video competitions and a bygone activity called blogging while getting a PhD in organic chemistry. She began convincing people to pay her to write about science in 2014 as a Fellow for the Open Notebook and as a communications specialist for Princeton University. From 2017-2019 she was a staff journalist for Chemical & Engineering News reporting on organic/medicinal chemistry research and anything that reasonably fell within the realm of chemistry. Then, after years of freelancing on the side, she decided to commit to full-time freelance.

She’s based in DC and her name is pronounced like this. If you’d like to be a Tiên Nguyễn completist, visit her LinkedIn page. Contact her through Twitter @mustlovescience or email at tiennguyenwrites at gmail.

If you’re a student who’s interested in becoming a science writer, she wrote this for you: How I broke into science writing.