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Bina Venkataraman

Editor-at-large in Globe Opinion, former editorial page editor


Bina Venkataraman is an Editor-at-large in Globe Opinion. From 2019-2022, she served as editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, leading its editorial board and overseeing its Opinion section. She previously taught in MIT's program on science, technology, and society; directed policy initiatives at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT; and served as senior advisor for climate change innovation in the Obama White House. Prior to that, she was a reporter for the Metro and Health/Science desks of the Globe and for the science desk of The New York Times. She is the author of "The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age," named a best book of 2019 by NPR, Amazon, and Science Friday. Her first story for the Globe was a travel article about the Mekong River she dispatched while living in Vietnam.