Areas of coverage: Chemistry in general, particularly green chemistry, chemical biology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, origin of life, and forensic science.
Carmen Drahl joined C&EN in 2007, after earning her Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry from Princeton University. In addition to reporting for C&EN, she catalyzed social media initiatives and co-founded the Speaking of Chemistry web video series. In 2015 she became a freelance journalist, covering chemistry for Forbes, Scientific American, and other outlets. In 2018, Carmen returned to C&EN as part of the team that edits briefs and news. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ask her about her travels!