Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is the Science Communicator at JILA and is the Editor-in-Chief of their journal Light & Matter. She is also a freelance science journalist. Her beats include deep technology, quantum technology, AI, diversity within the tech industries, and cephalopods. Kenna’s work has been featured in various publications, including Scientific American, New Scientist, Discover Magazine, Ars Technica, Astronomy Magazine, Leaps Magazine, Physics.org, Inside Quantum Technology, The Quantum Insider, The Deep Tech Insider, the Metaverse Insider, The Debrief, and Octonation. She currently sits on the board of SWARM (Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains) as well as teaches science writing to graduate students at JILA.

Her newest book: On the Shoulders of Giants: 10 Quantum Pioneers of the Past looks at 10 unsung heroes within quantum physics, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. Seven of the 10 “giants” within this book come from non-white male backgrounds, expanding the number of role models for future generations of scientists. You can purchase a copy of the book at this link.