Elizabeth Weise as been a staff reporter at USA Today for over 10 years. She covers science, food, food safety, agriculture and various other topics. She was part of an investigative team that wrote a series about food safety and the USDA’s school lunch program which won numerous awards in 2009 and 2010. Weise covered the Beijing Olympics and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. She began her career at KUOW, Seattle’s NPR affiliate, then worked at the Associated Press as a general assignment reporter and later a National Writer covering the Internet. She speaks Swedish fluently, Spanish semi-conversationally and enough Mandarin to get around Beijing. She is based in San Francisco.