Anja Krieger joins Department I as Journalist in Residence from February 1 to March 31, 2019. She is the producer of Plastisphere, a podcast on plastic, people, and the planet. As an independent journalist, Anja has also contributed to the German national public Deutschlandradios, and in English to the Undark podcast, Ensia magazine, and several Nature supplements. She is a member of RiffReporter, a new journalism collaborative and ecosystem for in-depth freelance journalism in Germany, and in 2015 and 2016 was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she delved into environmental sciences and science writing. During her time at the MPIWG, Anja will explore the history of science of the plastic pollution issue in the 20th and 21st century.