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.

She is a co-founder, co-host and producer of the science storytelling podcast Bone Lab Radio, and she was previously a Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief for the UCSF Synapse.

On the creative writing front, her poems are published or forthcoming in Rattle, ZYZZYVABellevue Literary ReviewAtticus 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 Jake Adam York Prize finalist.

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.