Jennifer Welsh Title: Freelance writer Education: University of Notre Dame, University of California at Santa Cruz Location: New Britain, Connecticut Expertise: Parenting, Health, Microbiology Jennifer Welsh is a Connecticut-based science writer and editor with over a dozen years of science communication experience under her belt. Before becoming a writer and editor, Jen spent several years at the lab bench, doing hands-on cancer research, then joining an anti-viral drug discovery biotech startup. Experience Jennifer honed her science communication skills through a decade of writing and editing science content for the public on the web. Jen has previously worked and written for WIRED Science, Science News, The Scientist, Discover Magazine, LiveScience, and Business Insider. My goal in is to accurately convey health and parenting information through a big-picture lens—providing context and clarity to information that on its own can often be confusing and complicated. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.