Jena Pincott is a science writer and the author of eight books, including Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy and Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes: The Science of Love, Sex & Attraction. Her titles have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal and have been translated in 18 languages. A writer with a background in biology, she has contributed to Scientific American, Psychology Today, Nautilus, Oprah.com, The Wall Street Journal, and Brain World, among other publications. She has appeared on CBS’ The Early Show, Good Morning America, Big Think, Science Fantastic, and many other shows.
Jena writes about science and psychology topics that fly under the radar, from microbes in breast milk to the mysteries of working memory; from the biology of attraction, in humans and other species, to the psychology of the inner critic; from cutting-edge developments in medical technology to the scientist-activists who are transforming women’s health and medicine. She has a soft spot for the quirky stuff.
Jena is also the founder of Deep Think Decks (deepthinkdecks.com), a publisher of provocative open-ended questions to help kids have fun developing their critical thinking skills. She holds a BA in biology and media studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and a M.A. with a focus on science in literature from New York University. She was formerly a senior editor at Random House and is a member of Science Writers of New York.
She lives in New York City with her husband and two STEM-loving daughters.