Did you always know you wanted to be an artist/writer?
Yes, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to reconcile that with my other childhood dream of being a scientist. Lucky for me there’s the delightful field of multimedia science journalism, I get to enjoy a blend of both pursuits.
What is one tool of your trade that you couldn’t give up?
My Olympus LS10 mini audio recorder. I carry it with me everywhere, just in case there’s a sound I need to grab.
What is your office/studio like? Where do you work best?
I’m entirely dependent on the small band of media freelancers who’ve become my self-selected coworkers. Every day we pick a different Brooklyn coffee shop to work from. I love the freedom of being able to spend my days at home, but I’m much happier when I can work in good company, and I like having people I feel accountable to on a daily basis.
Audrey Quinn is a multimedia science journalist in Brooklyn, NY. She’s worked with PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, Deutsche Welle Radio, Marketplace, Radiolab, and a number of NPR affiliate stations. Audrey’s also the media producer for the Mind Science Foundation. She writes about health for CBS and other online publications, and is an editor for the quarterly live performance event Radio Cabaret.