Kenrick Vezina

Kenrick is a writer, editor, educator, and raconteur with nearly a decade of experience taking complicated topics in science, technology, and medicine and translating them into clear, compelling prose for his readers.

Ever since he laid hands on an NES controller at his aunt’s house he’s been fascinated by video games and computers. Of course, he couldn't keep this interest to himself. He soon mastered the finer points of A/V connections, much to adults' amazement; he was always ready whenever a hapless teacher struggled to set up a VCR or DVD player.

In college, he served as the software technician for a laptop-lending program, a natural extension of his de facto role as IT guy for his friends and family. He loves helping people and, if he’s being honest, gets an ego boost out of being the person people turn to when they’re baffled by their technology.

Experience

In addition to a lifetime of informal experience as a tech nerd, Kenrick is a professional science communicator who has worked with publications ranging from MIT Technology Review to How We Get to Next to National Geographic.

He’s served as the second-in-command on the Oceans at MIT and Genetic Literacy Project websites, where he combined writing, editing, and front-end web development. He also co-designed and frequently teaches for the MIT MOSTEC Science Writing Program, an online summer science writing course for advancing high school seniors.

He was hand-picked to revitalize the summer science program at a Boy Scout Camp, and has been known to get bitten by snakes for the sake of education; they were harmless and just babies.

Education

Kenrick received a B.A. in zoology from the University of Vermont. In his final year, he decided to pursue writing instead of pure science, and was invited to an advanced journalism course that kick-started his current career.

A few years later, he joined MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing and graduated with an M.S. in science writing in 2011.

Kenrick Vezina

Seeing someone "get it" is the best feeling one can get as an explanatory writer. I know not everyone gets the same satisfaction out of digging through a "settings" window as I do, and I'm happy to figure out the tricky stuff so you can just enjoy your tech.

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