I am a science journalist who focuses on health, medicine and LGBTQ+ communities. More specifically, my passion lies in deep-dive and investigative pieces on health issues, along with transgender experiences and discrimination in health care.
My work includes everything from shorter news articles to in-depth features and has appeared in Knowable Magazine, Kaiser Health News, High Country News, Audubon Magazine, Slate, Smithsonian Magazine, WIRED and more. I’ve covered stories about what happens inside the brain after a concussion, the suicide crisis in rural Colorado made worse by the pandemic and how Medicaid and insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act often don’t cover the basics, including injectable estrogen, needed by many trans Americans.
Before becoming a journalist, I was a research assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital where I managed a clinical study on the nasty headaches that appear after a concussion. I quickly realized that, although I love the brain, I enjoy talking about it far more than studying it.
Originally from New England — and always a New Englander at heart — I now live in Gunnison, Colorado with my wife, two dogs, two cats and countless plants. I spend my free time hiking, skiing, trail running and cuddling up beside the fireplace I wish we had.