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, and I'm on the board of the Northwest Science Writers Association.
My specialties include writing about the environment, astronomy, the intersection of science and art, and science for kids.
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.