Greetings! My name is Jenn Walter.
Currently, I'm a freelance journalist focused on telling compelling stories about science. I'm also a card story editor for Inverse, where I make bite-sized articles about science, culture and entertainment. Before this, I was an assistant editor for Discover magazine, where I wrote and edited articles about nearly every science-related topic under the sun. And prior to that, I spent a short stint at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporting on education as well as crafting a number of front-page human interest and health-related features.
I graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with bachelor's degrees in journalism and German. I took a few courses in computer science and biology, but reporting for the school newspaper was where I discovered my love for telling stories about science and innovation. In fact, I loved it so much that I poured most of my time and energy into writing and editing for our student media outlet, the Marquette Wire, for four years. I held several editorial positions and was the executive director of the organization during my senior year.
I also hosted a weekly show called Dad Rock Radio, which I created in memory of my dad, Steve Walter, after he suddenly passed away in 2018. Past episodes of the show are housed on Soundcloud, and the memory of connecting with other folks navigating profound losses will live forever in my heart.
Beyond journalism, I love drawing and creative writing, which is mostly showcased in Stuck in the Middle, a zine my partner and I produce together. I'm based in Wisconsin, and when the weather is nice, I'm usually out birdwatching or biking.
I love meeting new people and learning about exciting advances in the world of science and tech. If you have a tip, want to work together or just stopped by to say hello, drop me a line at jenngwalter [at] gmail [dot] com.