Matthew Rozsa is a professional writer whose work has appeared in multiple national media outlets since 2012 and exclusively at Salon since 2016. Rozsa applies the knowledge base and research skills acquired through his graduate work to the numerous issues discussed in his articles. In addition to covering science, health and history today, Rozsa has also previously written about politics, breaking news, social justice causes, popular culture, and the concerns of the high-functioning autistic community.
Rozsa earned his BA at Bard College in 2006 and his MA at Rutgers University (Newark) in 2012. He also served as communications director of the Northampton County Democratic Committee (PA) from 2014 to 2016. He is a fellow from the Metcalf Institute and has interviewed many prominent figures (reflecting his diverse interests) including President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (1999-2001), animal scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin, inventor Erno Rubik, epidemiologist Monica Gandhi, theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin, mRNA vaccine pioneer Katalin Karikó, philosopher of science Vinciane Despret, actor George Takei (“Star Trek”), Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman (2000), Ambassador Michael McFaul (2012-2014), economist Richard Wolff, director Kevin Greutert (“Saw VI”), model Liskula Cohen, actor Rodger Bumpass (“SpongeBob Squarepants”), Senator John Hickenlooper (2021-present), American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin (2002-present), comedian Bill Burr (“F Is for Family”), novelist James Patterson (“The President’s Daughter”), comedian David Cross (“Scary Movie 2”) and right-wing insurrectionist Roger Stone.