First female Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American; oversees Scientific American, ScientificAmerican.com, Scientific American Mind and all newsstand special editions. Formerly: President, National Association of Science Writers; Adjunct Professor, graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting programme, New York University; Chair, Science Writers in New York. Member: American Society of Magazine Editors; Society of Environmental Journalists. 2011, Fellow, AAAS. Recipient: Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award, Space Foundation (2001); award for contributions to science journalism and education in New York, Italian Heritage and Culture Committee, New York (2009); named one of Three Wise Women of 2009, National Organization of Italian American Women (2010).