Jennifer Walter is a science reporter for Inverse. She’s a generalist, and approaches reporting as an opportunity to learn and share as much knowledge about the universe as possible (and the weirder that knowledge is, the better).
Since joining the Inverse team in 2021, Jennifer has covered space, ancient humans, technology, nature, animals, and health. She first worked with highly visual card stories before moving on to more standard reporting, though still enjoys sharing stunning views of the universe, elusive shots of creatures in the deep sea, and award-winning nature photography.
Before Inverse, Jennifer was an editor for Discover magazine. Her work can still be found periodically in Discover today, as well as Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her reporting has also been featured in USA Today, Yahoo News, Futurism, Greatist, and more.
Jennifer is a graduate of Marquette University, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and German. During college, she won several awards from the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association for her radio show, Dad Rock Radio, where she honored her late father through stories, interviews, and music on Marquette University Radio.
As a child of two engineers and also a former Girl Scout, Jennifer has always been crafty and curious about the world. She spends most of her free time birdwatching and going on hikes. And while she doesn’t knit or sew as much as she used to, Jennifer still has a deep appreciation for fiber arts, which she mostly expresses through her personal style. Her favorite place to be is anywhere along Lake Michigan. Elsewhere on the web, you can find her at jenngwalter.com or at her LinkedIn page.
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