Editorial team

How we work

Science editors identify trending news and claims according to their influence on social media and the quantity or degree of scientific evidence within the reporting. Once an article or claim is selected for review, one editor leads the fact-checking effort by contacting relevant experts, reading and summarizing the scientific literature on the topic, and writing a draft of the review. At least one other editor reviews the draft, challenges the claims, and pinpoints where additional clarity and references are needed. Challenging questions are decided by the director.

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Darrik Burns

Climate editor, Science Feedback

Darrik holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Western Washington University with research experience in geochemistry, fluvial geomorphology, and nearshore sediment transport. Following his studies, he worked as an environmental geologist for 5 years, investigating and remediating environmental impacts to soil, air, and groundwater. After this work, he earned his Professional Geologist license in the U.S., and conducted freelance geological background research in Switzerland.

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Iria Carballo-Carbajal

Health Editor, Science Feedback

Iria earned an undergraduate degree in biology and an MSc in secondary education from the University of Oviedo (Spain). After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Tuebingen (Germany), she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vall d’Hebrón Research Institute (Barcelona, Spain). Her research has focused on understanding the molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease to search for new treatments.

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Ian Le Guillou

Health Editor, Science Feedback

Ian completed a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge (U.K.) where he studied protein structures. After his PhD, he worked in communications for medical research charities to explain the latest science to the general public. As a freelance science writer, Ian now covers a range of biomedical research with work appearing in Chemistry World, The Scientist, and Horizon magazine.

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Emilie HSU

Communications Officer, Science Feedback

With eight years of experience in communications and public relations, Emilie joined Science Feedback as the Communications Officer. She has previously worked in environmental journalism and the tech industry, and served as a podcast producer for Taiwan FactCheck center and open data media lab Readr.

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Rubén Portela Carballeira

Science Editor, Health Feedback

Rubén earned an MSc in environmental sciences and a PhD in ecology from the University of A Coruña (Spain). During his doctoral studies he did stays at the Beijing Forestry University (China), the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil), and the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal). His research focused on invasion ecology, related to clonal plant species, and ecological modelling. He works as a freelance writer and science communicator.

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Pablo Rougerie

Health Editor, Science Feedback

Pablo obtained his PhD in Immunology from the University Paris – Descartes (France). He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, U.S.) and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). His research focused on different topics in cell biology, including the regulation of T lymphocyte activation, the mechanics of cell deformation, and the use of biomaterials of specific geometry to guide the growth of biological tissues.

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Flora Teoh

Senior Health Editor, Science Feedback

Flora obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). During her doctoral studies, she examined how a human-colonising microbe could evolve in response to changes within a mammalian host, and how this process could influence microbial virulence. After a brief stint as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Singapore), she joined Science Feedback in 2018 as an editor.

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Charles Terroille

Science writer & analyst, Science Feedback

Charles holds dual degrees in Political Science and Investigative Journalism from Sciences Po Lille, the University of Kent, and École Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille. He is also an alumnus of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network. He has been a journalist for French public TV channels, producing prime-time investigative news, and has worked as an anti-corruption consultant.

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Emmanuel Vincent

Founder & Executive Director, Science Feedback

Emmanuel completed a PhD at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, USA), studying how the Ocean controls Hurricane intensity and how Hurricane can in turn influence the climate via their interaction with the Ocean. He launched Science Feedback to help the scientific community play a leading role in providing the public with accurate information on scientific topics. He is an Associate member of the médialab at Sciences Po where he collaborates on investigations of web platforms actions against disinformation.

Tech & Admin team

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Bastien Carniel

Data & Policy Lead, Science Feedback

Bastien earned dual degrees in Management from HEC Paris and Saint Petersburg University in Russia. Before turning to data science, he worked as a public policy consultant for a few years. He now works on projects with a strong data or AI component, with a specialty in Natural Language Processing.

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Laurence Constantini

Chief of Operations, Science Feedback

Laurence is a graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux and holds a Master in development project management. She worked for fifteen years in international solidarity organizations, in France and abroad, leading projects in a variety of fields (health, small-scale agriculture, informal economy, social and economic rights…). She then worked for ten years in a foundation dedicated to promoting science education in primary and secondary schools. She joined Science Feedback in June 2023.

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Guillaume Guerdoux

Data scientist & Full Stack Developer, Science Feedback

Guillaume is a data scientist and full stack developer with over 8 years of experience in various companies. He has a specialization in Data Science from Ecole Centrale Paris and handles projects in data science and web development.

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Charlotte Samson

Data scientist, Science Feedback

Charlotte is a Natural Language Processing data scientist with a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Computer Science from Paris Diderot University. She has 5 years of experience in the field.

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Quan Trinh

Full Stack Developer, Science Feedback

Quan graduated from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with a degree in Digital Animation. After a few years working as a game developer, he came to France to study at Ecole 42 and worked with startups to develop web applications that help to better lives.

Board of trustees

The association is governed by its board of trustees, which is currently composed of the following members:

  • Vincent Cristia, Treasurer
  • Erwan Ledoux, VP Technology
  • Christelle Perrin, Secretary
  • Emmanuel Vincent, President

The board members are not involved in the day-to-day operations of Science Feedback and do not influence its editorial decisions, except for Emmanuel Vincent who is also Executive Director of the Science Feedback publication.

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Vincent Cristia

Vincent completed a Master degree in Economics at Paris Saclay University and holds a Master of Public Administration from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He worked for the French Ministry of Economy and Finance as head of higher education and research office. He later joined the French Agency of continuing professional education (Afpa) as deputy CEO and is now Managing Director at “Lyon Métropole Habitat”.

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Erwan Ledoux

Erwan completed a PhD in statistical physics. He then brought his expertise to the software engineering department at the artificial intelligence company Snips, at the French Ministry of Culture and then as the Lead Developer at Mayane Labs.

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Christelle Perrin

Christelle started her career in the cosmetics industry, working as International Product Manager at Christian Dior, then International Brand Manager at Kenzo. She contributed to the creation of the Climate Feedback project as Project Manager, Marketing & Communications. She is currently Head of Communication, Marketing and Influence actions at ANDES.


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Kerry Emanuel

Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT

Member of the US National Academy of Science

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Thomas Malone

Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management,

Founding director of the Center for Collective Intelligence

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Richard Somerville

Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego,

Science Director, Climate Communication

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Anthony LeRoy Westerling

Associate Professor, University of California, Merced

Former contributors

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Stephen Bell

Climate editor, Science Feedback

Stephen graduated with a PhD in Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where he studied soil carbon uptake in abandoned cropland. Before joining Science Feedback, he was a Research Engineer at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and an affiliate researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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John Doherty

Climate editor, Science Feedback

John has a PhD in environmental science with experience in the fields of oceanography, marine ecology and paleoclimatology. He currently holds a position as the Science Fellow at the non-partisan and non-advocacy Environmental Law Institute, where he contributes scientific expertise to the Climate Judiciary Project’s overarching goal of providing educational services to judges on the science of climate change and climate impacts.

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Fernanda Ferreira

Health Editor, Science Feedback

Fernanda has a PhD in Virology from Harvard University and a Masters in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a freelance science writer, her work has appeared in MIT Technology Review, Science, and other publications.

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Sophie Fessl

Science Editor, Health

Sophie Fessl has a PhD in developmental neurobiology from King’s College London and a degree in biology from the University of Oxford. After completing her PhD, she swapped her favorite animal model, the fruit fly, for pen and paper. As a freelance science journalist and writer, she covers neuroscience, oncology, biology and research news.

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Nikki Forrester

Science Editor, Climate

Nikki holds a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied plant-bacterial interactions. As a freelance science writer, she covers climate, ecology, evolution, and research news. Her work appears in Nature, Science, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other outlets.

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Jessica P Johnson

Biology Editor, Science Feedback

Jessica holds an MS in microbiology from UMass Amherst and an MS in science journalism from Boston University. She has conducted laboratory and field research in biofuels and environmental restoration. And since 2011 she has covered science research news for PNAS, Nature Medicine, The Scientist, and others.

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Scott Johnson

Science Editor, Climate Feedback

Scott holds a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches college-level Earth science, and has worked as a freelance science journalist covering the geosciences since 2011, primarily for Ars Technica.

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Susanna Nilstam

Operations manager, Science Feedback

Susanna completed a Master degree in Marketing & Business Administration at Lund University School of Economics and Management. She worked for many years as Head of Marketing for a French Film Distribution Company, until deciding to join On Purpose – a one-year leadership program supporting experienced professionals to switch into the social enterprise sector.

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Katie Valentine

Climate editor, Science Feedback

Katie has a background in environmental journalism and communications, and previously served as a contractor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, communicating the agency’s climate, environmental and atmospheric research to the public. Her work as a journalist has appeared in ThinkProgress, Audubon Magazine, and Earther, among other outlets. Katie earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and an MA in geography from the University of Toronto.


Ekaterina Frelikh

Ekaterina created the graphic design and brand identity of the website.

Jake Hartnell

Jake helped set up the first version of the Climate Feedback website.

Daniel Nethery

Daniel created editorial content for Climate Feedback in 2016.

Irina Zubareva

Irina created the UX/UI design for the website.