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Simone Scully

Expert Writer


Parenting, Health


Columbia University, London School of Economics



Simone is a New York-based writer and editor with years of experience writing about parenting, health, science, and lifestyle.

Her byline has appeared at Healthline Parenthood, Romper, Motherfigure's magazine "The Mothership," Healthline, Greatist, PsychCentral, Narratively, Nautilus, What to Expect, TrulyMama, Mental Floss, Mashable, AskMen, Geek, BestGifts, among others.

Before going freelance, Simone worked as an editor at a variety of publications, including The Weather Channel, Upworthy, theSkimm, and Business Insider.

Her work at The Weather Channel won a number of awards, including the 2020 IAC Award for Best Environmental Online Campaign and the 2020 CMA award for Best Series of Articles.

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Simone has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she was awarded the John Horgan Award for critical science journalism.

Simone also received an MFA from Columbia University in playwriting and a bachelor of science with honors in international relations from the London School of Economics.

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