Jean Kumagai

New York, N.Y.

Senior Editor

Jean Kumagai is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Reporting stories for Spectrum has taken her to the peaks and deserts of Chile, the bright lights of Chengdu, the edges of a Mexican sinkhole, and the tiny Danish island of Bornholm. She served as lead editor of the Spectrum special report on Mars exploration, “Why Mars? Why Now?,” which garnered the Grand Neal Award from American Business Media. These days, in addition to tracking smart grid developments, she is responsible for Spectrum’s coverage of the history of technology. Kumagai holds a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, and society from Stanford University and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

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