I am a science journalist and videographer working in the video department of Scientific American. I have a master’s in journalism from New York University’s Science Health and Environmental Writing Program, and I majored in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, studying the social networks of wild horses. I write about nature, the environment, and evolution, especially when it involves the intersection of humans and wild spaces or animals behaving strangely.

I’m always dreaming up ways to illustrate science through video, be it clay, paper, graphics, or live action. My work has appeared in Scientific American, Popular Science, Scholastic, and ScienceLine. I love experimenting with bread and soup recipes, designing overly complicated knitting patterns, and taking my puppy on long hikes.

Contact me at me[a]lydiaelsechain.com or follow me on twitter @lydiachain.