Greetings! I’m a freelance science writer based in Santa Monica, California. My interests range from environmental engineering to the complex lives of scientists to the complexity of baby brains. It takes more than one hand to count the species of animals on which I have ridden. I’ve also served in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria, and attended MIT and Princeton University.

Every year I try to gain some new reporting or writing skill. Some of the fellowships I’ve received include the 2017 Columbia University Reporting Fellowship on Early Childhood Development,  2014 National Health Journalism Fellowship2013 MIT Knight Science Bootcamp, the 2012 Woods Hole Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship, a 2013 National Press Foundation Fellowship, a 2011 Fellowship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and others.

I’m a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Association of Health Care Journalists.