Anna Schoenbach is a freelance writer with a Masters Degree in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and English from Mount Holyoke College. She writes articles on science, white papers, first-aid guides, and other content, both for work, with a smattering of fiction and poetry in the mix. Her writing is born of a desire to “peel away the curtain and show people why the world is a fantastic and fascinating place, and life an overwhelming cacophony of beautiful sensation…” She hopes that she can capture and share even just a little bit of it through her writing.
She is trying to carry on a three-generation family tradition of scientists and civil servants in her own way through writing. While at Mount Holyoke, she wrote regularly for the science section, including articles on cooking, gender equality, and diet. After graduation, she worked for two years as an intern at the Smithsonian National Zoo Exhibits office, researching and writing information signs for several of the animals there. She then worked for a year at the Altarum Institute – a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization – producing newsletters, researching and writing papers, and developing web pages. She recently had a poem published in Kelly Ann Jacobson’s Way to the Heart anthology.
Pact Press is delighted to include Anna’s article in our 2018 anthology, The Opioid Epidemic.