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Alesuz Bajak KSJ Fellow

 

"With the resources at MIT and Harvard, we’re growing our knowledge base and contact lists to hopefully change the conversation about some of the most salient scientific issues of our time."

Alesuz Bajak
Knight Science Journalism Fellow '13-14

Aleszu Bajak works as a science journalist and is the founder of LatinAmericanScience.org, a bilingual resource for science news out of the region. He’s currently investigating the collision of resource extraction and ecosystems — including people and communities — in North America and abroad.

How has your proximity to MIT researchers aided your work?
The researchers at MIT have been very accommodating and curious about how journalists view their field. Both professors and students have been very helpful and enthusiastic about helping the Knight Fellows, which is refreshing.

What role do programs like the KSJ Program play in keeping the public informed?
The KSJ program is incredibly important in investing in the future and the quality of science journalists. I’m proud and lucky to be recognized as part of this guard of journalists in a time when the industry is being shaken up.

With the resources at MIT and Harvard, we’re growing our knowledge base and contact lists to hopefully change the conversation about some of the most salient scientific issues of our time: climate change, cities, and people, the industrial revolutions in places like of China and Latin America, STEM education, and how innovation occurs.