Science writer… solutions journalist…pragmatic idealist

Biographical Statement

I am a solutions-focused science writer with a background in ecosystems theory and genomics. My current focus is on climate resilience and other environmental solutions stories. My articles have been published in Undark, Vox, Knowable, and The Scientist, among others. I have been writing about science for over fifteen years, including my textbooks. I constantly seek new ways to reach audiences about science, and may be the only science journalist to have performed musical comedy about CRISPR at the Bright Club in Dublin, Ireland.

I hold a master’s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. I am working as an independent contractor, and am open to steady remote work.

Crop Duster

Bioswale

Climate Resilience

Adaptation takes many forms. One of the most pressing of these is climate resilience. Science has an important role to play in helping humans—and the natural world—adapt to a warming climate.

Genomics and Adaptation

Humans must also adapt to personal changes such as aging and disease. Resilience also encompasses genomic solutions to help our food sources adapt to a changing climate. Our species has survived for millennia through its resilience and ingenuity, and there is hope in science-based solutions.

Health and Healthcare

Earth Sciences

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Association of Science Writers
  • Solutions Journalism Network
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Authors’ Guild
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science