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Harrison began writing about science and mathematics in 2011. Since then, his work has appeared in outlets such as Scientific American, Smithsonian,, Live Science, and Hakai magazine. He produces stories for adults, children, and specialists. Harrison brings his characteristic curiosity, enthusiasm, and explanatory skills to every assignment he takes.

Science Writer
​UC Santa Barbara

2018 - present

Producing stories on breaking scientific research for UC Santa Barbara. Working closely with the university's multimedia team to showcase exciting science and engineering happening at the institution, while occasionally covering topics in the social sciences and humanities.

Freelance Writer

​2016 - present

Covering events, research, and enterprise stories across diverse scientific disciplines. Contributing writer at Work has appeared in Scientific American, Smithsonian, Hakai magazine, and Live Science. Writing press releases for the American Institute of Physics.






​Reporting and producing news pieces and features on space mission events, announcements, and scientific studies. Collaborating with the multimedia teams on companion articles for images, galleries, and videos.



Editorial Intern



Writing articles and related math problems for Scholastic Math and DynaMath magazines targeted toward primary and secondary school students. These included 100-word news stories, graph-driven statistics pieces, and two-page features. Working with Brightcove to migrate media to the publication’s new website.

Student Writer

​2016 - 2017


Writing, editing, and fact-checking stories, videos, and podcasts for NYU’s student-run publication Scienceline, ensuring that articles are both accurate and accessible.

Interpretive Volunteer
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County



Engaging adults, children, and school groups with Los Angeles’ urban wildlife, both past and present, by talking about the success of coyotes in the city and the sabretooth cats of the La Brea tar pits.

Private Tutor

​2014 - 2016


Providing individualized support to high school and college students, many of whom had learning disabilities.

Retreat Assistant
Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands



Conducting follow-up research on the organization’s math education retreat. The retreat and related projects provided the foundation for what became the Sunnylands Math Strategy Group.

Research Intern
Swarthmore College: Math Images Project



Researching, writing, and publishing web pages on topics in advanced mathematics for a general public audience









New York University

​2016 - 2017


Master of Arts: Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP)


Swarthmore College

​2010 - 2014


​Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics major, Philosophy minor
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society: Associate Member

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