Kate Greene is an essayist, journalist, poet, and former laser physicist whose work has appeared in the Harvard Review, Slate, Discover, Aeon, Pacific Standard, WIRED, The Economist, and the New Yorker, among others. Her essays have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, CBS News Radio, and the BBC World Service. She has taught writing at Vanderbilt University, San Francisco State University, and the Tennessee Prison for Women. In 2013, Greene was the crew writer and second-in-command on a four-month simulated Mars mission for the NASA-funded HI-SEAS project. She lives in San Francisco.