Prengaman joined the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism as a summer intern in 2012. She graduated this spring from the UW-Madison professional track masters program, focusing on science and environmental journalism. Before moving to Madison, she worked as a field biologist in Florida, Alaska, and Nevada. Prengaman has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Science from the College of William and Mary, where she also wrote an award-winning sex column. Her work has appeared in Discovery News, Draft Magazine, and the Wisconsin State Journal.