Kate Zernike is a national correspondent for The New York Times, where she has worked since 2000. She was a member of the team that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for a series of stories about Al Qaeda and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Her new book, “The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science,” based on a story she broke as a reporter for The Boston Globe, will be published by Scribner in February 2023. She is also the author of “Boiling Mad: Behind the Lines in Tea Party America”, published in 2010. Ms. Zernike began her career at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. She received a degree in history and English from the University of Toronto and received a masters degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, where she has taught as an adjunct professor.