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Alex Ossola ’10
Learning and exploration have always motivated Alex Ossola ’10. With each of her academic and professional pursuits, curiosity has remained a driving force — and her newest undertaking is no exception.

Ossola recently joined The Wall Street Journal as an audio reporter and producer of the Future of Everything podcast, which covers developments in science and technology. Previously she worked as a writer and editor at publications with a similar STEM and business slant — her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Popular Science, among others. While Ossola’s earlier work was largely writing-focused, she did venture into audio reporting as the creator of a podcast for a news website called Quartz.

Ossola honed her reporting skills and learned how to channel her curiosity at New York University, where she earned a master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting. In many ways, she found the perfect union of interests she had discovered and pursued at Hamilton. As a comparative literature major and geosciences minor involved with The Spectator and WHCL, she was initially unsure what path to pursue. After working for AmeriCorps and a travel program, she returned to writing and journalism at NYU through a program that complemented her background in science.

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When starting out in science journalism, Ossola recalls being wary of the expectation “that you have to know everything” right from the start. But as it turns out, she says, “You learn and you explore and you keep up with something that’s constantly changing.”

Indeed, she has found that the uncertainty behind curiosity is what keeps the field exciting and engaging. “Any job is a process of learning,” she says. “I want a listener or reader or whomever to learn along with me.”

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