Mary Sussman earned her Professional M.A. in Journalism with a science specialty in 2013. She works as a freelance journalist, and has written on a range of science topics, including agriculture, epigenetics, antibiotic resistance, and public health. Her work has been published in Isthmus, and on the websites of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and Inside Science News Service. From 2005-2011, she worked as general assignment reporter for the Bay View Compass, a community newspaper in Milwaukee, Wis., where she specialized in writing profiles of people in business, the arts, education, and religious institutions.