Elizabeth Wason

Director, Editorial

Elizabeth Wason joined RFF in summer 2019 and helps produce RFF’s Resources magazine, the Common Resources blog, and the Resources Radio podcast. Wason has years of experience as a science communicator. Previously, she covered science research at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), making complex research accessible through articles published in LSA’s alumni magazine and website; she also co-created LSA’s How to Science podcast. Wason has a background in audio production and broadcasting, with years of experience volunteering at WCBN-FM on Michigan’s campus and producing a handful of radio shows, including hugabug, a podcast about the weirdness of animals. She loves collaborating closely with designers, has a habit of joining book clubs, and eats cheese.


  • PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Michigan, 2012
  • MS in ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Michigan, 2009
  • BS in biology, University of Houston, 2006

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