Harrison began writing about science and mathematics in 2011. Since then, his work has appeared in outlets such as Scientific American, Smithsonian, Space.com, 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.
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.
2016 - present
Covering events, research, and enterprise stories across diverse scientific disciplines. Contributing writer at Space.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 - 2016
Providing individualized support to high school and college students, many of whom had learning disabilities.
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.
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)
2010 - 2014
Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics major, Philosophy minor
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society: Associate Member