Sarah Scoles is an independent journalist based in Denver. Her work focuses on the intersection of science and society. A contributing writer at WIRED Science, she is the author of the books Making Contact and They Are Already Here, with articles in publications like Popular Science, the New York Times, Scientific American, Science, Vice, and Outside. Her forthcoming book, whose reporting the IWMF will support, is Mass Defect: Life in the New Nuclear Age. She has received the American Geophysical Union's David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Writing and the American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division's Popular Media Award.