Kate Zernike has been a reporter for the New York Times since 2000, where she has covered education, politics, health care, sports and styles. She was a member of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for stories about Al Qaeda before and after the 9/11 terror attacks. Kate was previously a reporter for the Boston Globe, where she broke the story of MIT's admission that it had discriminated against women on its faculty on which this book is based. She is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and sons.