Writing Experience

High Country News | July 2019 – current
  • Editorial fellow for the magazine’s West-North desk
  • Report on climate change, human relationships with the environment and LGBTQ+ issues in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Oregon and Washington
Freelance Writer | 2017 – current
  • Have written for High Country News, Science Magazine, Mongabay, The Mercury News and more
Science Magazine | April – June 2019
  • Pitched and reported on science beats including biology, environmental science, and medicine
  • Worked closely with editors for Science’s online news website
The Mercury News | Jan – March 2019
  • Covered science beats including biology, environmental science, medicine and biochemistry
  • Reported on local news within the surrounding counties
Stanford University School of Medicine | Oct – Dec 2018
  • Wrote for the Scope Blog, Inside Stanford Medicine and the Stanford Medicine Magazine
  • Interviewed Stanford researchers for press releases, Q&A’s, blog posts and more

Science Experience

Boston Children’s Hospital | Research Assistant | 2016 – 2018
  • Lead a clinical fMRI study examining the impact of post-concussive headaches on children, adolescents and young adults
Hamilton College, Department of Neuroscience | Undergraduate Researcher | 2015
  • Conducted EEG study on humans’ perception of faces and the impact of facial attractiveness on our unconscious neurological responses
Colorado State University, Department of Psychology | Research Intern | 2014
  • Assisted Fulbright scholar, Lauren Menger PhD, on her dissertation regarding psychosocial health of female commercial sex workers in Katmandu, Nepal
University of Wisconsin, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds | Research Intern | 2013
  • Researched the effects of early-life stress on childhood and adolescent brain development and later psychopathology

Awards

National Association of Science Writer’s Diversity Fellowship | 2019

Education

UC, Santa Cruz Science Communication Program | Master of Science | 2018 – 2019
Hamilton College | Bachelor of Arts | 2011 – 2015
  • Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Hispanic Studies
Middlebury School of Language | Summer 2012
  • Attended an intensive Spanish program and achieved proficiency in written and oral Spanish