I write engaging and educational news stories as a science writer near Ithaca, NY.

I am a graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program and my work has appeared in Science, Christian Science Monitor, Alzforum, the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Cornell Chronicle.

In my former life as a biologist, I tested “suspicious white powders” at the Oklahoma State Dept. of Health, screened bacteria from radioactive groundwater at the University of Oklahoma, and caught bottom-dwelling scavenger fish in Antarctica. I earned an M.S. by studying subsurface methane-making microbes at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and completed a degree in biology at Grinnell College in Iowa.