Graycen Wheeler

Graycen Wheeler

Science journalist (M.S. ‘22) | Biochemist (Ph.D. ‘21)

Graycen Wheeler is a freelance science journalist and a master’s student in the SciCom program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She’s also a non-practicing biochemist, a tabletop RPG enthusiast, a bike rider and a cat person.

While completing her PhD in biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, Graycen realized how much she loved telling stories about science. She wrote and edited for Science Buffs, a CU Boulder STEM blog, before joining its leadership team and ultimately becoming editor in chief. She also founded, hosted and produced the blog’s affiliate podcast, Buffs Talk Science.

Graycen is currently a science writing intern at the DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford. Her writing has also appeared in the Santa Cruz Local.