I’m a freelance science writer based in the Washington, DC area.

I have covered life sciences and technology for TIME, The New York Times, Smithsonian, PBS Nova Next, National Geographic News, The Scientist, Nature, Science, WiredPopular Science, Ars TechnicaThe Verge, and Motherboard.

I’ve also written for Science News for Students and Science Careers, and contributed an article to The Craft of Science Writing.

I have also created podcasts, edited grants, written conference reports and was previously a science writer for PNAS.

I am currently a Program Manager for The Open Notebook‘s Sharon Dunwoody Science Journalism Mentoring Program, as well as a lecturer in the Johns Hopkins MA in Science Writing program. I am also a mentor for The Open Notebook’s Covering Science Slack Peer Mentoring Community and for a AAAS Mass Media Fellow.

I’m the current Vice President and a Board member of the National Association of Science Writers, and have previously served as the Treasurer and Secretary.

I have a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Stanford University, and studied Science Communication at UC Santa Cruz.

Here are my clips, resume, and portfolio.

You can contact me at [email protected], Twitter,  and LinkedIn. I’m also on Mastodon