Ana arrived at Medical News Today armed with two bachelor’s degrees, one master’s degree, and a strong belief in “combinatorial play” — the idea that we need to feed our brains with things as diverse as physics and poetry to come up with anything creative. Before joining the team, Ana worked as a freelance writer, bringing philosophy to a wider audience and examining its intersections with technology and popular culture. In her role as an Editor II, Global News, she helps nurture freelance writers and improve the authority and visibility of the Medical News Today brand. Ana also brings a focus on health equity in her reporting. As part of her role she writes, edits, and commissions important features that expose health disparities related to race, gender, and other social determinants of health.