Victoria Jaggard is an award-winning journalist who currently serves as the lead editor for science news on National Geographic’s website, with a special focus on astronomy and paleontology. Before joining National Geographic, Jaggard was the web science editor for Smithsonian magazine. She has also served as physical sciences news editor for New Scientist and as a reporter for Chemical & Engineering News. During her career, Jaggard has chased tornadoes in Colorado, witnessed the last space shuttle launch, and held an astrolabe used by Galileo. She received a degree in science writing/journalism from Lehigh University.