Writer-editor, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
Hillary is a writer-editor at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she covers HIV, allergy, and immunology research. Her work involves writing press releases and blog posts, interfacing with the media, and developing multimedia content. Hillary holds a B.A. in chemistry from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. After receiving her doctorate, Hillary briefly worked as a medical copy editor before earning an M.S. in science and medical journalism from Boston University. She joined NIH in 2012 as a health communications fellow at the National Cancer Institute and began her current position at NIAID in 2013.