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Beth Harpaz is SUM’s editor for research content. She launched the SUM website in the summer of 2018 after a 30-year career at The Associated Press. Contact
Char Adams is SUM’s digital editor. She joined SUM in November 2019 after working at PEOPLE Magazine. Her freelance work includes stories for The New Republic, Teen Vogue, Vox, and more. Contact
Lida Tunesi handles most of SUM’s science coverage. She holds a degree in chemistry and has also written for Science News for Students, Mental Floss, and Atlas Obscura, among others.