Julia Travers

Science Journalist


B.A., Literary and Cultural Studies, College of William and Mary

B.F.A., Art, Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Featured in major publications, such as NPR, Discover Magazine, and Inside Philanthropy
  • Published poet
  • Author of short stories and essays


Julia Travers is a former writer for ThoughtCo where she contributed science-related content.  As a writer, she has contributed content to NPR, Discover Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Public Library of Science (PLOS),  LabRoots, EnviroNews, Civil Eats, Minding Nature, and other publications. 

She is also a former teacher and curriculum writer.  She taught on the topics she now writes about, from public school PreK-12 classrooms to science and children's museums. 


Julia Travers earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies from The College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Meritorious Teaching License in Art from Virginia Commonwealth University

Awards and Publications
  • War No More: Turning Assault Rifles Into Garden Tools
  • We Love You: Photographer Bryon Summers Honors 1,000+ Black Males
  • "What Were You Wearing" Art Exhibit Explores Rape Culture's Persistent Question

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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