Thomas Sumner is a science communicator, journalist and editor in New York City with more than 10 years of experience. He is the senior staff writer and media manager for the Simons Foundation. His work has appeared in such publications as Science, the San Jose Mercury News, LiveScience, Business Insider and Fox News.
Sumner previously covered the earth sciences beat for Science News Magazine. Before that, he interned at Science, the American Geophysical Union, Stanford University, Inside Science and the Salinas Californian. Sumner studied as a graduate student in the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Science Communication Program. Before going into journalism, Sumner assisted space weather research and studied physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.