Jen 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, and she has served as a Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief for Synapse.
She is a co-founder, co-host and producer of the science storytelling podcast Bone Lab Radio.
On the creative writing front, her poems are published or forthcoming in Rattle, ZYZZYVA, Bellevue Literary Review, Atticus Review, Figure 1 and other journals and anthologies, and she has been nominated multiple times for the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Her first poetry collection “I will be somewhere else yesterday” was a finalist for the 2017-18 Jake Adam York Prize.
Jenny 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, editing scientific manuscripts, grants, news articles and personal essays. More career information can be found here.