Who?

I’m a freelance journalist based near Washington, D.C. Subscribe to my newsletter: ajzaleski.substack.com.

Mostly I write about technology, science, and business. And I write profiles on people who do, and don't do, work in those fields. My articles have been published in Wired, The Washington Post Magazine, Men's Health, The Atlantic, Fortune, Popular ScienceCurbed, Outside, Politico Magazine, New York Magazine, and elsewhere. Occasionally I write for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

  • Latest feature: in Popular Science about brain training, a tactic for improving brain function that some people (including Patriots QB Tom Brady) swear by, but one that some scientists say is just a self-improvement fantasy.
  • Latest short: in New York Magazine about smart-home obsessives who own hundreds of automation devices.

Send me an email: ajzaleski@gmail.com // ajzaleski@protonmail.com. Also on Signal.