Alessandra Potenza is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in New York. She's the Associate Editor at The Verge and she writes about all sorts of interesting science stuff. 

Previously, she worked at The New York Times Upfront, Scholastic's newsmagazine for high school students co-published with The New York Times. 

She has also written for Science WorldThe Atlantic, and a variety of Italian publications, including Il Giornale, D Repubblica, Il Manifesto and Pagina99

Alessandra is originally from Rome, where she worked for National Geographic Italia, Limes and Vatican Radio.

She graduated with an MS in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has a BA in Communication with a minor in Creative Writing from The American University of Rome.

Alessandra's passions include space, nature, books, friends, human rights and writing fiction. She published a young adult novel she wrote when she was 12 and several short stories.