Simone M. Scully is the science editor at Business Insider. She runs the science vertical, overseeing a talented group of reporters and interns that cover everything from space to health.
Prior to this position, she worked as an associate editor at Weather.com, where she created and edited content for the Travel vertical, and reported breaking news during severe weather events. Her writing has also been published by Nautilus, Audubon magazine, Narratively, Spectrum (Columbia's School of Social Work's magazine), WhatToExpect.com, and Inside New York.
Simone is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she received her Master's degree in Journalism and was awarded the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Born in Minnesota, she moved to Toulouse, France when she was five years old. She lived in France until she moved to London to study International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Simone is also a playwright, writing under the pen name Simone Marie Martelle. She has an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University's School of the Arts and is a company member of The Workshop Theater in New York City. Her work has been performed at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, Manhattan Repertory Theater, 13th Street Repertory Theatre, the Hovey Players SummerFest, and at Curan Repertory Theatre.