Anja Krieger joined the MPIWG as Journalist in Residence in February and March, 2019. She is the producer of Plastisphere, the podcast on plastic, people, and the planet. As a guest researcher and journalist in Department I, Anja continues her research on the history of science of plastic pollution. Anja is a member of the journalism collaborative RiffReporter, 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. Her journalistic work has been published by the German national public Deutschlandradios, the Undark podcast, Ensia magazine, and supplements of Nature. Anja holds a German diploma (MA equivalent) in cultural sciences from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and was a DAAD-ISAP Visiting Scholar at the University of Berkeley, California, in 2004, and an ERASMUS student at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, in 2003.