Sonya Collins is an independent journalist whose stories about health care, medicine, and biomedical research have appeared in publications including WebMD.com, Scientific American, Yale Medicine, Georgia Health News, and publications served by the Georgia Public Health News Bureau. She is the editor of Primary Care Progress Notes, the guest-written blog of primary care advocacy group Primary Care Progress, editor of the Georgia Public Health News Bureau, and a contributing editor for Georgia Health News.
While earning an M.A. in Health & Medical Journalism at the University of Georgia, Sonya was selected for the summer internship as a writer at Yale School of Medicine Publications. She was also a two-time science writing fellow at research conferences sponsored by the National Academies of Science.
Before becoming a journalist, Sonya earned an M.F.A. in creative writing at The New School, where she was a teaching fellow. She has also taught writing at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where she earned her B.A., and at the University of Georgia. During her teaching stint at UGA, she contributed an article on author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) to the Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction published in 2010.
Fluent in Portuguese, Sonya has translated literary and scholarly texts for publication. She lived in Brazil for two years, where she wrote a collection of essays about life on the island of Florianópolis.