My name’s Isaac Vandyne—I’m a junior at the University of Missouri studying convergence science, health and environmental journalism, and economics. My primary aim as a writer is to discover, translate and share scientific knowledge with the public to improve decision making on both an individual and societal level.
I’m very interested in the philosophy of science, and the profound implications of scientific discovery on conversations about ethics, politics and meaning. I think it is important to understand the landscape of scientific and technological possibilities the future may hold in order to navigate toward a better society.
I enjoy learning about and discussing psychology, genetics, physics, neuroscience, economics, linguistics and computer science. I’m also very intrigued by emerging interdisciplinary fields of research such as behavioral economics, network science and evolutionary psychology.