Beryl Lieff Benderly
Beryl is a Science Careers contributing correspondent and a freelance writer who has contributed to a wide range of publications, including Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Discover, and the New York Times–among many others. She is also author or co-author of eight nonfiction trade books and a children’s chapter book. She has been awarded prizes for her writing about the scientific labor force, biomedical engineering, cancer genetics, depression, women’s health, electronic medical records, apes that use sign language, and other topics by IEEE-USA, the American Association of University Professors, the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Radcliffe College, and other organizations. Her "Taken for Granted" column has appeared in Science Careers since 2003.
Beryl has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.