Margaret Cirino (she/her) is an assistant producer on the Life Kit team. She was formerly a production assistant at Short Wave, NPR's science podcast, involving pitching, producing and forcing her virtual and in-person co-workers to play board games with her. She has a soft spot for reporting on cute critters and outer space (not at the same time, of course).
Cirino started at NPR as an intern on the Short Wave team in 2021 before working with TED Radio Hour and How I Built This as their joint intern in 2022.
Prior to NPR, Cirino double majored in physics and narrative studies at the University of Southern California. She was also on the USC Women's Rowing team. When she's not producing, you can find her making art, playing piano or futzing around at the climbing gym.