I’m a freelance writer and researcher based in New York. I have recently written about criminal justice reform, anti-poverty programs, and tech ethics for places like Vox, Slate, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Aeon, The Nation, Inside Higher Ed, Undark Magazine, and others. I also provide research assistance and fact-checking, ranging from a few hours to longer-term research projects (please contact me if you’d like to learn more about past work and rates).

I previously worked for research-focused non-profits including Innovations for Poverty Action and GiveWell. I also have a PhD in philosophy and taught philosophy as an assistant professor for several years.

Please contact me at stephanie.wykstra@gmail.com. Story tips, assignments, and requests for research / fact-checking are welcome! You can also find me at Twitter and Linkedin.