Elsa Couderc joined Nature Communications in June 2015. After studying physics at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, she obtained a PhD in material science at the CEA Grenoble, and spent time at the University of Denver. Her postdoctoral work took her to the University of Southern California and to the University of Cambridge, where she studied organic and hybrid optoelectronic devices. During that time, she was a writing volunteer for the MRS Bulletin. Elsa is now Senior Editor at Nature Energy.