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Rob Verger

Rob Verger reporting in a radioactive corner of Kazakhstan.

Rob Verger is a freelance journalist who focuses on science and health. He’s reported and written for VICE News, Newsweek (where he spent nearly four years on staff), The Daily Beast, The Boston Globe, World Hum, and other publications. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, he holds an MA degree in science reporting.

Fellowships from the International Reporting Project have taken him to Kazakhstan, where he reported on nuclear/biosafety issues, and Ethiopia, where he reported on child and maternal health. He’s proud that before he was a journalist, he taught high school English in Vermont and the Federated States of Micronesia. He has also worked as an undergraduate writing instructor at Columbia University.

Follow him on Twitter at @robverger, or email him at robverger AT gmail DOT com.