Michelle Sipics is a writer, editor, content developer and strategist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A 2006 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Graduate Program in Science Writing, she also holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from Drexel University. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.
Michelle currently works at Accenture Technology Labs as part of the Accenture Technology Vision team. Previously she worked as the director of content for a privacy and encryption company; at the Nanomaterials Institute at Drexel University; as the news director for Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science; as a content developer for the History of Vaccines project at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (you can find the History of Vaccines book here); and as a contributing editor at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, along with performing assorted freelance and contract work.
Michelle is particularly interested in science communication and education, and has written extensively on topics ranging from infectious diseases to almost anything that involves mathematics being used in spiffy or unexpected ways. She also enjoys using the word spiffy whenever possible, despite the urban dictionary noting that it is “used in 21st-century America by strange, offbeat teens,” and that she is not, by definition, a teen (although “strange” or “offbeat” might apply).
Aside from work, Michelle enjoys bowling, woodworking, watching baseball (and talking about advanced stats), and volunteering with groups dedicated to urban education, poverty alleviation, and public health. Her favorite non-standard punctuation mark is the interrobang.