Jessica McDonald is a science journalist who joined FactCheck.org in 2018. She trained as a scientist, receiving her Ph.D. in immunology from Yale University in 2013. Since leaving academia, she has interned with Science Friday and worked as a health reporter at WHYY, Philadelphia's NPR station. Her work has appeared in Discover magazine, Science magazine, and on the YouTube channel SciShow. She is a graduate of Haverford College.