Sheeva Azma

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Tech News Reporter

Education

MIT

Georgetown University

Expertise

Gaming

Finance

Mobile Technology

Internet and Culture

Social Media

Introduction

  •  Writer and editor with more than 7 years experience writing for publications including The Motley Fool and ghostwriting for Fortune 100 companies, tech startups, and others
  • Founder of science writing company, Fancy Comma, LLC
  • 13+ years experience in neuroscience research at MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Georgetown University
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Brain & Cognitive Sciences (MIT) and Master’s in Neuroscience (Georgetown)
  • Avid player of video games for 30+ years
  • Lifelong nerd and techie

Experience

Sheeva Azma is a science, technology, health, policy, and business reporter whose work has appeared in publications such as The Motley Fool. An MIT and Georgetown graduate, Sheeva is also founder, lead researcher, and writer at science writing company Fancy Comma, LLC. A writer since 2013, Sheeva previously spent over a decade doing science research at MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Georgetown University.

Sheeva's relevant experience includes:

  • Wrote for The Motley Fool, a long-running finance website.
  • Founder and Lead Researcher/Writer at Fancy Comma, LLC, a science writing company she founded. 
  • Approximately six years of radio show host experience at both WMBR (Cambridge, MA) and WGTB (Washington, DC)
  • Over 10 years of research experience in biomedical science, with a focus on cognitive neuroscience and the neuroplasticity of the brain in response to addiction, stress, and other adverse experiences. 
  • Published author in cognitive neuroscience, science policy, and American literature. Check out Sheeva’s academic publications here
  • Former legislative intern in the U.S. Congress, writing briefings for Congressional staff and copyediting important documents.
  • Intern at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, researching and summarizing the latest technology trends in cognitive neuroscience.
  • Senior Research Consultant at Connell Wise and Associates, examining US-China trade and policy, including science and technology policy.

My Gear

Despite my tech reporter status, I could easily be described as a luddite due to my reluctance to buy the latest and greatest technology devices. I use a 2013 Sony Vaio laptop (now discontinued) for daily work—mostly just writing. My smartphone is the discontinued iPhone SE (first generation).

For video games, I play with an emulator on my laptop or use Steam. I am a big fan of retro gaming, especially ‘90s Sega games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, NBA Jam, and Street Fighter.  I have also been known to play as myself (Sheeva) in Mortal Kombat 3. I am super nostalgic about the early days of the Internet and, though I don’t miss dial-up modems, they have a special place in my heart, as does Geocities and writing webpages from scratch in HTML.

 

Education

Sheeva earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT and her Master’s in Science at Georgetown University. She’s always learning about something new and exciting in technology. Sheeva has taken online certificate courses in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Stanford University.

A Message from Sheeva Azma

Lifewire’s reporting is different from other sites. The content at Lifewire is substantive and tries to add something new to the conversations happening in the tech space. I could not be more honored to be part of such a unique, informative site that is not afraid of delving into important, complex issues in technology. 

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