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Bonnie Rochman

Bonnie Rochman

 Bonnie Rochman is an award-winning journalist. A former health and parenting columnist for Time magazine, she has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News and Scientific American, among others. The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids -- and the Kids We Have is her first book. It was named one of Amazon’s Top Science Books of 2017. Bonnie lives in Seattle with her husband and three children.

" Bonnie is a confident speaker who incorporated humor and emotion to deliver an engaging presentation for our guests at Pacific Science Center. She interacted with the audience and encouraged them to think carefully about issues of ethics in science. She was especially skilled at answering questions from the audience on what is for many a personal and sensitive issue. "
-- Anna Johnson, Science in the City, Pacific Science Center

"With humorous anecdotes, relevant and interesting visuals, and an engaging voice, Bonnie kept the audience enthralled through the entirety of her presentation with us here at Politics and Prose Bookstore. I believe that many of the attendees initially came to hear her speak due to the topic of her book but I also believe that they stayed and left satisfied and fulfilled because her talk was so thoroughly prepared and well delivered. The Q+A portion lasted almost as long as the presentation itself because Bonnie was able to turn the session into a conversation and truly got everyone involved. We would love to have her back upon the publishing of any further books that she may author. "
-- Allison Witten , Asst. Events Coordinator -Politics and Prose Bookstore

"Bonnie brought up thoughtful, probing questions and brought them to life with real stories of people making hard decisions. She inspired our own introspection on these questions through an informal survey of whether it is good or bad for a baby to be born with various diseases and disabilities. She was clearly well-practiced at providing clear technical explanations in the context of emotionally-fraught ethical issues. "
-- Cecilia Noecker, President-Women in Genome Sciences

"I want to thank you for recommending Bonnie to us as a guest speaker. Her presentation exceeded our expectations, and we received a lot of positive feedback from both our students, faculty/staff and Foothills community. It was truly a pleasure to meet her and host her for this event... The most interesting moment was being challenged with our mindsets/personal worldviews and ethical beliefs."
-- Linda Quinto-Ellis, Western Piedmont Community College - VWS

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Videos featuring Bonnie Rochman

Town Hall-Seattle, WA

Politics and Prose

Google Talks-Bonnie Rochman