Diana Parsell has done a wide range of journalism, science writing and editorial project management in Washington, D.C., and Southeast Asia. She completed an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins, which named her Outstanding Graduate in 2007, and has had a residency at VCCA. Her work has been published by Potomac Review, The Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Science News, Smithsonian.com, National Geographic News and many others. Today she does part-time editing for The Chronicle of Higher Educationwhile working on her first book, on 19th-century travel writer Eliza Scidmore (www.agreatblooming.com). Diana lives with her husband, Bruce, in Falls Church, Va. Visit her website at www.dianaparsell.com.