Jenny Qi spent her early years in Las Vegas, NV and later Nashville, TN. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic and Huffington Post.


Her poems are published or forthcoming in ZYZZYVARattle, Figure 1, Bellevue Literary ReviewAtticus Review and other journals and anthologies.

Jenny’s poems have been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, and her first poetry collection I will be somewhere else yesterday was a Jake Adam York Prize finalist.

Science Communication

Jenny Qi received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2017. She has worked as a science and medicine editor at UCSF, American Journal Experts, Doximity and elsewhere, writing and editing scientific manuscripts, grants, news articles, blogs and personal essays. (LinkedIn)

She was a co-founder, co-host and producer of the science storytelling podcast Bone Lab Radio.

Jenny currently lives in San Francisco. In her spare time, she makes clay and felt creatures, draws elaborate charts, and takes care of her plants. She also enjoys photography.