Daniela Hernandez, correspondent, started off a neuroscientist and then switched gears to journalism after doing a AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at the Los Angeles Times. She has written about health, nutrition, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and tech for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, ESPN the Magazine, Scientific American Mind, and WIRED. She is a graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program and a former Kaiser Family Foundation media intern. She is never far away from some kind of gadget. | Contact: DanielaG@kff.org | @DanielaPHD
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