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

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