For the first day of November, we are pleased to highlight the work of Scott Johnson, a freelance science contributor for Ars Technica as well as an educator and hydrogeologist. Johnson has written about geo- and space sciences since 2011, having graduated with a master's in hydrogeology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before working as a hydrogeologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.
Here's a sampling of the wide variety of beats he frequently covers: geology (of course!), oceans, space, climate, paleontology, science communication, and ... education! (He's also taught earth science). If you're a PR professional interested in pitching him a story relevant to one of these beats, be advised that he prefers you include "links to background info" with such inquiries. As for whom he wishes would follow him on Twitter? "US House Energy & Commerce Committee." Makes sense to us!