Science writer and editor… solutions journalist…pragmatic idealist

I am a freelance science writer and editor with a master’s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. My emphasis is on solutions-focused stories about climate, the environment, and health. My stories have appeared in Undark, Vox, Knowable, and The Scientist, among others.

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  • Contracted Editor for Johns Hopkins University’s Editorial Assistance Services Initiative (EASI), supporting research faculty in preparing manuscripts for publication and grant proposals for submission. 2021 to present.
  • Quality Control Editor and Team Leader for the Ask a Scientist portal hosted by the Federation of American Scientists. Edited hundreds of scientific responses to be sure they were lay-friendly, clear, and well-documented. Volunteer role, 2020-2021.


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