I'm an enterprising science journalist and associate editor covering communications technology for the award-winning magazine IEEE Spectrum in New York City.
I've written on a wide variety of topics throughout my career, from chemistry and engineering to climate change. My favorite stories reside at the intersection of science, business, technology and society.
Before joining Spectrum, I wrote frequently about healthcare, biotech and pharmaceuticals as the lead science writer for International Business Times in NYC's financial district.. My work has also been featured by Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, Psychology Today, InsideClimate News, Smithsonian.com, Men's Journal and The Atlantic.
I've written for digitally native as well as legacy print publications with past professional experience in photography, social media and radio. I once led a team of science writers as Editor-in-Chief of Scienceline, an online science magazine.
I've also studied journalism in depth — I have a bachelor's degree in journalism with a focus on science from Ohio University and a master's degree from the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at New York University.
My media sensibilities have been shaped by many places — after college, I biked across the country and blogged about farming and food issues. Then, I moved to Alaska and led all communications at a nonprofit called the Downtown Association of Fairbanks for three years. While there, I also served as an on-air personality at a local radio station and spent 10 days at a fly-in horse camp writing a feature story about hunting for American Cowboy.
To see my full story, click on the resume to the right. You can also watch a video that my friend Geoff and I made about taking risks, or another one about asking for help.