I’ve been writing about science since 2002. I have a graduate certificate in Science Writing from the University of California–Santa Cruz. After graduating I was on staff at U.S.News & World Report, then National Geographic, then freelanced for more than five years. Now I am working for a contractor, writing about health, medicine, and science for various government agencies.
I write everything from meeting minutes to personal essays to feature stories. If it has words, I’ll give it a try. My work has appeared in Science, Smithsonian, Discover, New Scientist, and other publications. A feature story I wrote for Smithsonian was picked for the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007 anthology. A 119-word story about monkey music won Honorable Mention in the DCSWA Science Newsbrief Award in 2009.
I live in Washington, D.C. I once spent six weeks on an icebreaker in the Bering Sea. More recently I spent a month in Saudi Arabia, where I taught teenage girls about science, writing, and science writing. I love whales and the science of poop.