Science writer… solutions journalist…pragmatic idealist
I am a freelance science writer with a master’s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. My emphasis is on solutions-focused stories about climate resilience and the environment. My stories have appeared in Undark, Vox, Knowable, and The Scientist, among others. I have published two textbooks, one on genomics and one on environmental sustainability.
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- San Antonio Finds the Key to Flood Control in its Gardens. (2019, December 23). Southwest Dispatch.
- Why You Want Oysters and a Salt Marsh Between You and a Hurricane. (2019, June 3). Vox.
- We Need to Change the Way We Talk About GMOs. (2018, October 4). Undark.
- USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases. (2018, August 14). The Scientist.
- Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer? (2018, March 1). The Scientist.
- Tight Junction Function and the Immune System: Why your “can’t eat” list keeps growing. (2018, March 15). Celiac.com.
- Volunteer, Federation of American Scientists Ask a Scientist tool for the COVID-19 crisis. Edited hundreds of responses to ensure they were lay-friendly, clear, and well-documented. Serving as a team leader and trainer in 2021.
- Snowshoeing and Other Endangered Activities. (2021, January 15). Flyway Journal.
- Searching High and Low for the Origins of Life. (2020, July 21). Knowable Magazine.
- Ecological Sustainability, published in 2013 by CRC Press. Includes a chapter on sustainable agriculture. Co-author and pre-submission editor.
- Introduction to Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Proteomics for Biomedical Engineers, published in 2008 by CRC Press. Co-author and pre-submission editor.
Memberships and Affiliations
- National Association of Science Writers
- Solutions Journalism Network
- Society of Environmental Journalists
- Authors’ Guild
- American Association for the Advancement of Science