Fenella Saunders is an Associate Editor for American Scientist, the magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. She received the A.B. degree in Computer Science from Duke in 1995 and a Master's degree in animal behavior from Hunter College. She was previously a Science Writer/Editor for New York University School of Medicine's publications office and Associate Editor of their magazine, NYU Physician. Prior to this, she spent eight years at Discover magazine, where she was an Associate Editor and Online Editor. A co-author of Popular Science's Space 2100: To Mars and Beyond in the Century to Come, she has also freelanced for Popular Mechanics, Scholastic, The Learning Channel and The Discovery Channel.