Rhianna Wisniewski

Chicago, IL USA

Professional Experience

As former journalist turned science writer and communication strategist, I have covered everything from community news to the shut down of a national particle accelerator to issues of diversity for national and regional publications. I work to make complicated and technical topics interesting and engaging to a general audience.


Content Editor (online)
6 Years
4 Years
10 Years


5 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
4 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years
Academia Administration
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Technical Skills

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver;

Computer Skills

Comfortable using Drupal, WordPress and other content management systems; Basecamp; Jumpchart; photo and video sharing applications, including Flickr, Instagram, and YouTube; Microsoft Office Suite, OmniGraffle, Visio, experience with basic HTML; proficient in Mac and PC OS


Laptop, voice recorder


National Association of Science Writers


Science Writing

Press release about the observation of a new particle at one of the collider detectors at Fermilab, a high-energy physics laboratory outside of Chicago. The discovery of the particle helped scientists to understand how subatomic particles called quarks form matter.
A new experiment at Fermilab, a high-energy particle physics laboratory outside of Chicago, will allow researchers to investigate an anomaly to determine if there is something missing from the Standard Model.
Article on the shutdown and history of the Tevatron, the United States' premier particle accelerator that revolutionized the field of particle physics, and the people who made the work possible.


Aurora city council members approve measures that close loopholes help to make apartment buildings and rental properties safer.
Tim Wise, anti-racist speakers and activist, spoke at the University of Chicago as part of RISE, a campus-wide diversity initiative.