Our Editors

This publication is maintained by a part-time staff of 4. In the interest of transparency, we have given our details below, and we welcome anyone to reach out to us (email is preferred). We are journalists and science enthusiasts with a passion for scientific reporting.

Are you interested in joining our team and contributing content? Please flick an email to [email protected] with some information about your background (you do not need to be based in Illinois). Note that as we are a non-profit website, these are volunteer positions only.

Gary Nelson

I am a retired professor of psychology from Illinois State University and a lifelong educator and scientist. Throughout my life I have maintained a strong interest not only in my primary field of psychology & neuroscience, but in numerous different areas of scientific research ranging from biology to astronomy to computer science. After retiring, I founded wantingwave.com as a hobby to keep me sharp and engaged with what's happening in different fields that I've always had an interest in. Since registering the site in early-2019 and hiring a Wordpress expert to put the site together, I've since reached out to others to help contribute content, and hope to gradually build up the publication to one that eventually becomes a household name.

3641 Arthur Avenue, Genoa Illinois, 60135
815-784-3451
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Gary Nelson

Natalie Ward

I am a graduate student at Wheaton College with a passion for writing and reporting on news that I feel is important. During my academic life, I have always strived to continue educating myself on a wide range of scientific areas and stay on top of the most interesting research. I joined wantingwave.com in July of 2019 as a volunteer contributor, and have since contributed many pieces that have been well received. I am an avid reader of Nature Communications and Scientific American.

742 Scenic Way, Lincoln Illinois, 62656
217-671-1098
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Natalie Ward

Brittany James

I have held a long career as an Illinois-based journalist starting as an administrator for Daily Journal and then as an editor for Star Courier. As a volunteer contributor for wantingwave.com, I often write and proofread content, and enjoy helping to build this website up. While my career as a journalist mainly led me to covering political and economic issues, I have maintained an interest in science as a whole throughout the course of my life.

2356 Cecil Street, Chicago Illinois, 60607
312-243-3493
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Brittany James

Ramesh Iven

I am a Computer Science major and Wordpress expert with strong skills in PHP, MySQL and Python. My responsibilities at wantingwave.com are maintaining this website and managing our hosting, as well as occasionally researching and submitting news articles.

4352 Vesta Drive, Bensenville Illinois, 60106
773-681-8842
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Ramesh Iven