Amirah Al Idrus is a copy editor for the FierceMarkets Life Sciences group and a contributing writer for FierceVaccines. Before joining the Fierce Life Sciences team, Amirah completed a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland, where she concentrated in online and multimedia journalism. While at Maryland, she worked for the university's Capital News Service as a web designer and developer, and interned at the Washington Business Journal. She has covered issues ranging from Maryland politics and local business to finance in state prisons. When she's not working, Amirah spends her time running around D.C. and Silver Spring, visiting museums, and baking (and eating) pies. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.