Sheeva Azma 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 othersFounder of science writing company, Fancy Comma, LLC13+ years experience in neuroscience research at MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Georgetown UniversityBachelor’s of Science in Brain & Cognitive Sciences (MIT) and Master’s in Neuroscience (Georgetown)Avid player of video games for 30+ yearsLifelong 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 GearDespite 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. Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.