I’m professionally curious. As a freelance journalist, I specialize in science, the environment, food, and travel. Whether I’m writing about brain surgery, biofuel, or snail archaeology, 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 Scientific American, SAPIENS, The Atlantic, Medscape, Outside, The Economist, the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Cook’s Science, Sunset, Via, Phoenix magazine, Arizona Highways, and Atlas Obscura. I also write and edit 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 archaeology and biological anthropology development editor for SAPIENS, I work 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 hiking up a mountain, kayaking on a river, foraging in a forest, cooking in the kitchen, or taking a class in wilderness and ancestral skills.