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Jia-Rui Cook

Jia-Rui Cook is a science writer and editor based in Los Angeles. She currently leads news events and projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously she was editor-in-chief of Zocalo Public Square, a ideas journalism and events nonprofit, where she also served for a time as national and science editor. She was also a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, covering medicine, space, veterans' health issues and nearly everything else Southern California could dream up.