Claudia Wallis is a contributing editor who writes the monthly “Science of Learning” column. A veteran science journalist, Wallis recently served as managing editor of Scientific American Mind, a bimonthly magazine covering mental health, psychology, neurology and the workings of the brain. She previously worked as an editor and writer at Time magazine, where she authored 40 cover stories and became the founding editor of Time for Kids magazine, growing the circulation to 4 million readers in seven years. A two-time National Magazine Award finalist, Wallis has won journalism prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Education Writers Association, and the National Women’s Political Caucus, among other organizations. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, Parade, the New Republic and Rolling Stone. She is a graduate of Yale University and was a 2008-09 Spencer Fellow in Education Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.