I am a science journalist who covers health & medicine, neuroscience, the environment 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 short news articles to in-depth features and has appeared in Knowable Magazine, High Country News, Audubon Magazine, Huffington Post, Slate, Smithsonian Magazine, WIRED and more. I’ve covered stories about what happens inside the brain after a concussion, how COVID-19 has exacerbated the suicide crisis in rural Colorado and a trans ornithologist who uses their work to bridge science, art and queerness.
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.