I am an award-winning freelance science writer who has contributed to Nature, New Scientist, Salon.com, Conservation, Science News, Science News for Students, and U.S. News & World Report. I earned a B.Sc. in biology from Stanford University, an M.F.A. in creative writing from Indiana University Bloomington, and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I live in Seattle, Washington.
In Conservation magazine, I wrote about the effect of illegal pot farms on endangered carnivores, the connection between pregnancy tests and frog disease, and a greener way to extract gold.
In a feature for Nature, I took a closer look at alternative methods for evaluating research impact.