Portfolio – Genevieve Wanucha, Science Writer

I’m a science writer at the University of Washington and a lead coordinator of ‘Garden Discovery Walks,’ a gardening activity for people experiencing memory loss or any stage of dementia, offered through Seattle Parks and Rec/UW. Read my article to learn about the concept of garden exposure for people with a brain disorder: Gardens Walkers 

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websiteflyergw2Science Writer for the University of Washington’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center (website) in Seattle, Washington, covering the clinical and community outreach efforts of the memory clinic and the research in the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. All news and features here.

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 2.02.34 PMI design and edit Dimensions, the magazine for the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center/UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Download the Spring 2018 edition: DimensionsADRC

See all editions and subscribe here: http://depts.washington.edu/mbwc/resources/e-newsletter-magazine

 

 

 

img_4660-copy“Recollections of Presence.” Creative Aging, the Frye Art Museum, 2016.

A creative non-fiction essay, published as the content of a booklet by the Frye Art Museum, on the value of artistic experiences for people living with Alzheimer disease and other conditions that lead to cognitive impairment.

Anecdotes of moments in front of artwork, such as Cris Bruch’s sculptures, provide a real life view into the power of art to spur communication and meaning that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.

Email me at genevieve.wanucha[at]gmail.com if you’d like a copy in the mail.

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Past

Staff Writer, Frontotemporal Disorders Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital. I had only a short time here working with FTD and Alzheimer’s expert Dr. Brad Dickerson and caregiver advocate Katie Brandt before moving to Seattle, but I wrote the feature article of the first newsletter of the unit: “From Care to Cure” Volume 1, Issue 1 Fall 2014, NEWS FROM THE MGH FRONTOTEMPORAL DISORDERS UNIT

Science Writer, Oceans at MIT. See all my news and feature stories for this online publication here. Or view most of them on MIT News, here. And for the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate here.

Freelance for MIT LIDS: The magazine of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, for the 2011 and 2013 editions.

MIT Technology Review, February 22, 2011: A Mind of Her Own: As an early crusader for social change, Katharine Dexter McCormick, Class of 1904, opened new opportunities for women at MIT and beyond.

Emotion’s Alchemy: New insights into the science of emotion unravel the seeming neurological magic that turns emotions into social expressions. SEED Magazine, 2010.

Freelance – Science writing, scientific manuscript editing, interning at the NPR Science Desk, and working as a production archival assistant for the History Channel’s Tougher in Alaska and Sarah Colt Productions. It all started with a 2007 internship at Boston’s Carousel Films, working on Linda Garmon’s extraordinary documentary for PBS, The Truth About Cancer (you can watch it online)

Education

MIT, Graduate Program in Science Writing, MS, 2009.

Bard College, Cultural Anthropology, BS, 2007

Interests

New treatment advances and philosophical perspectives on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and FTD, that lead to dementia, especially early-onset forms. Genetics. Emotion science. Gardening and plants. Profile and biographical writing. Learning botanical art.

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