I’m professionally curious. As a freelance journalist, I specialize in science and the environment. Whether I’m writing about brain surgery, biofuel, or space travel, I enjoy translating complex concepts into evocative stories. I’m inspired by big ideas that can change the world, and I love sharing discoveries with others.
My articles have appeared in The Economist, Scientific American, Outside, the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Cook’s Science, Sunset, VIA, Phoenix magazine, Arizona Highways, and Gastronomica. I also write science video scripts for SciShow. My work has taken me to fascinating places: I’ve watched neurosurgery up-close, wrangled cattle, and been rained on 7,000 feet underground.
As the sociocultural and linguistics development editor for SAPIENS, I worked with anthropologists to translate their research into fascinating storytelling. As the former editor-in-chief of Phoenix magazine, I have extensive experience editing features and collaborating with a team to create engaging articles with popular appeal. I also write screenplays and have been a semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Contest and a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship. When I’m not writing, I can usually be found up a mountain, on a river, in the kitchen, or checking something adventurous off my bucket list.