I'm a reporter for the New York Times covering tech and culture. I’m based in San Francisco, born and raised.
Prior to joining the Times, I was a correspondent for VICE News Tonight on HBO and a writer for the Guardian, Recode, and California Sunday.
My favorite stories are ones where I go somewhere like Puertopia, Esalen, the Crypto Crackhouse, K Street Black Rock, a brothel, runaway startup kid communes, Tinder HQ, or an old cookware shop.
Before becoming a reporter, I worked on epigenetics research at UCSF studying stress and as a fellow with a neuroscience laboratory at McGill studying hypnosis. I was the 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow to Swaziland.
I'm always looking for stories. Email me: nellie.bowles(at)nytimes.com