Zoe Cormier is a freelance journalist, science writer and photographer with a background in biology who now specialises in environmental reporting and public science events. Her work has featured in Nature News, New Scientist, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, and BBC Focus.
She has been shortlisted twice for the Canadian National Magazine Awards: first with a 2005 cover story on vaginal plastic surgery for Shameless, and for a 2006 feature for This Magazine on climate change spin doctoring. She was the author of The Green Report, a digest of environmental news and trends published in The Globe and Mail – Canada’s largest national newspaper – twice monthly between 2007 and 2009.
Zoe is also the head of communications for UK science outreach organisation Guerilla Science, for whom she pens philosophical treatises, takes photos of scientists covered in glitter, manages the website and flickr collection, and presents a lecture on the evolution of music.
She holds an Honours B.Sc. in zoology from the University of Toronto, which she received with high distinction in 2005. Born and raised in the east end of Toronto, in between Chinatown and Indiatown, Zoe now lives in London, England.
If you are her friend on Facebook, you will know that she lists two things as her religious beliefs: 1. Animals are cool. 2. Turn up the bass.