Author Profile

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, Scientific American, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She 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

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Videos featuring Bonnie Rochman

Town Hall-Seattle, WA

Politics and Prose

Google Talks-Bonnie Rochman