I am a science journalist who covers health, neuroscience, wildlife, climate change and LGBTQ+ communities. With a B.A. in neuroscience from Hamilton College and an M.S. in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, I enjoy making science accessible and engaging for scientists and non-scientists alike.
My work includes everything from breaking news to longer features and has appeared in High Country News, Audubon Magazine, Huffington Post, Science, Smithsonian Magazine, WIRED and more. I’ve covered stories about conflicts between wolverines and snowmobilers in Idaho, doctors and nurses using TikTok to combat COVID-19 misinformation and a New Orleans-based project that provides haircuts for trans, nonbinary and gender-fluid people. I also spend part of my time writing about Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases for Alzforum, the go-to website for researchers studying these disorders.
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.