I’m a Washington, D.C.-based independent multimedia journalist specializing in science, technology and the environment. My work has appeared in Scientific American, Popular Science, Wired, Discover Magazine, Science, Popular MechanicsNational Geographic NewsSlate  and various other publications in print and on the web. I was also published in the anthology The Best Science Writing Online 2012.

Prior to striking out on my own, I assisted with communication efforts at the United States Geological Survey, the American Geophysical Union, and Thermo Fisher Scientific through the use of social media, blog posts, news releases, and podcasts.

I’m also the creator of This Is What A Scientist Looks Like, a community photo project aimed at challenging the stereotypical perception of a scientist.




  • Elyssa Rosen Mentoring Fellow, Society of Environmental Journalists’ 24th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 3-7, 2014
  • COMPASS Media Fellow, North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Missoula, MT, July 13-16, 2014
  • Metcalf Annual Workshop Fellow, Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Climate Change in Coastal Ecosystems, Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, University of Rhode Island, June 1-6, 2014
  • Fellow, International League of Conservation Writers, 2013-present
  • Published in The Best Science Writing Online 2012, an annual anthology of the best writing on science blogs (formerly known as The Open Laboratory)
  • Finalist, 3 Quarks Daily 2011 Prize in Science, “Prehistoric Clues Provide Insight into Climate’s Future Impact on Oceans”