Jennifer Kahn

Jennifer Kahn is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, and has been a regular feature writer for The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Wired, among others. She writes cover stories and in-depth features on a range of subjects, including one researcher‘s attempt to identify and treat child psychopaths (nominated for a National Magazine Award), the rise of the "rational self-help" movement in Silicon Valley, and the risks and rewards of genetic engineering.

Jennifer leads the Magazine Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she has taught since 2009. She was a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton in 2015. Her 2016 TED talk on CRISPR and gene drives has been viewed more than 2 million times, and was named one of the top TED talks of 2016 by conference organizers.