Becky Harlan Becky Harlan is a visual and engagement editor for NPR's Life Kit.
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Becky Harlan

Engagement Editor, Life Kit

Becky Harlan is a visual and engagement editor for NPR's Life Kit.

Previously, she served as a producer on NPR's video team, creating content for series "Maddie About Science"; explainers covering everything from the impact of green roofs in New York City to food deserts in Washington, D.C.; and interview-based videos that create space for individuals to share their own experience on topics like treaty relations between the U.S. and Native Nations, American Sign Language, menstruation and childbirth with complications.

Before she came to NPR in 2016, Harlan was an associate photo editor at National Geographic, where she worked as an editor and writer for its photography blog and contributed to the food blog, science blog and photo community "Your Shot" as a producer and picture editor. She also worked as the video intern for NPR Music in the fall of 2013, where she filmed and edited videos for Tiny Desk Concerts and field recordings, and as a graduate intern at the Smithsonian American Art Museum where she made trailers for exhibitions and edited artist interviews.

Harlan has an MA in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and a BA in Art History from Furman University.

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"We couldn't agree on a name for the full 41 weeks of my pregnancy," says Diana Opong, host of the Life Kit episode on choosing a baby name, "and so we waited until she was born to look at her face and decide. A day after she entered the world we chose the name Vivica." Photograph by Jessica Peterson; Collage by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Photograph by Jessica Peterson; Collage by Becky Harlan/NPR

This Brooklyn building is going green--Dan Charles has tips on how to make one's home more environmentally friendly. Dan Charles hide caption

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Researcher Nalini Nadkarni studies the ecology of the forest canopy. Colin Marshall/NPR hide caption

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Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation ... Through Barbie

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Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous, which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they're learning will help them at a real eruption. NPR hide caption

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