Freelance writer, fact checker, and editor, Santa Fe Institute Press, Santa Fe, N.M.
Katherine Mast is a science writer based in the Southwest. She freelances as a writer and fact-checker, and edits books for the Santa Fe Institute Press. Mast focuses on environmental and earth science — covering stories ranging from trees, the beetles that eat them, wild edibles for people, and the fragile soil microbiomes of the desert. She discovered InterPlay, a body-based creative arts practice developed in the Bay Area, nearly a decade ago and the practice expanded Mast's interviewing and writing skills.