I'm a researcher-turned-freelance-science-writer based in Seattle, WA. I translate scientific research for the insatiably curious, write about research-backed solutions to real-world problems, and crack really terrible jokes.
I have a Master's in infection, immunity, and human disease from the University of Leeds, UK. I have covered antibiotic resistance, STEM culture, synthetic biology, mental health, education, marine reserve design, malaria drug resistance, veterinary medicine, and various aspects of human diseases and disorders. I've written for a variety of clients including YES! Magazine, Hakai Magazine, and The Scientist. I am also a researcher for Discover, Spectrum, and SAPIENS, and a regular freelancer for WebMD and Cancer Today. My piece on ADHD, published on Medium in August 2018, was featured on the front page and amassed more than 180,000 views. I have also written newsletters and assisted in writing grant proposals for Seattle-based educational technology startups.
Communicating about science renewed my passion for the field. I relish every opportunity to "zoom out" and re-discover the many subjects outside my narrow specialty: ecology, evolution, mental health, vaccines, drug resistance, marine biology, parasites, sustainable biotech, and bugs. Best of all, I get to play a part in enhancing public science literacy, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of the issues that plague us.
I grew up on Zoobooks, Nat Geo, and the unapologetically detailed human anatomy textbooks my mom read for nursing school. I hope to leave my readers with that same perfect combination of wonder and unblushing curiosity.
When I'm not glued to my laptop, I'm hiking with my husband, kayaking, gardening, playing and teaching piano, watching British TV dramas, or taking pictures of our Boston terrier and our son, Otto.