I am an award-winning freelance science writer who has contributed to Nature, New Scientist, Aeon, 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.
 

Recent Projects

NEIL CONWAY/FLICKR/CC BY 2.0

In a feature for Nature, I advised scientists on how to collaborate with a writer on a book.
 

ANDRA ZOMMERS (FUDGE LAB)

I found out what researchers are discovering about mucus in humans, snails, and hagfish for Science News for Students.
 

ROBERTA KWOK

In a story for Aeon, I visited Washington's Sauk Mountain to learn how trees may be taking over mountain meadows.
 

PAUL GAUGUIN

At the science blog The Last Word on Nothing, I ruminated on tiny eyeless cave creaturesamusing excerpts from old scientific papers, and whether dreams become more boring with age.
 

ED UTHMAN/FLICKR/CC BY 2.0

I covered the approval of a new neuroblastoma drug and a study about the effect of genetic mutation order on blood cancers for Cancer Discovery.
 

ROBERTA KWOK

I blog regularly for Conservation magazine's website. Some of my recent posts have explored the reasons for fish farm escapes, the hype around bee hotels, the effects of wind turbines on prairie chickens, and whether e-bikes will really make a difference to the environment.
 

Image credits: Roberta Kwok; Neil Conway/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Andra Zommers (Fudge lab); Roberta Kwok; Paul Gauguin; Ed Uthman/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; Roberta Kwok