Writing Experience

Freelance Writer | 2018 – current
  • Pitch and write articles for KFF Health News, Scientific American, Slate, Nature and more
  • Cover health care, the brain, and the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on deep-dive and investigative pieces on health disparities and health care discrimination
KFF Health News | Dec 2022 – March 2023
  • Contributing Colorado Correspondent
  • Covered health disparities, health care legislation and the trans community across the large state of Colorado
High Country News | July 2019 – July 2020
  • Editorial fellow for the magazine’s West-North desk
  • Reported on COVID-19, climate change, wildlife and LGBTQ+ issues in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Oregon and Washington
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
San Jose Mercury News | Jan – March 2019
  • Covered science beats including biology, environmental science, medicine and genetics
  • 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 and blog posts


Fund for Investigative Journalism Recipient | 2022
Curve Award for Emerging Journalists | 2021
SciShortForm Honorable Mention, Single Study Deep Dives & Profiles | 2021
AARP Freelance Fellowship | 2020
National Association of Science Writer’s Diversity Fellowship | 2019

Panels & Interviews

Michelangelo Signorile Show interview about gender conversion therapy | 2023
NYU Kavli Conversation panel on first-person narratives | 2023
KCRW Press Play interview about trans health discrimination | 2022
University of Alberta guest speaker on neural plasticity | 2022
TV Cultura interview about my brain | 2022
BBC Newshour interview about my brain | 2022
BBC Newsday interview about my brain | 2022
IRE Conference panel on freelance investigative reporting | 2022
Mountain Literary Festival panel on investigative reporting | 2022



UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program | Master of Science | 2018 – 2019
Hamilton College | Bachelor of Arts | 2011 – 2015


Association of Health Care Journalists | Member
Investigative Reporters and Editors | Member
National Association of LGBTQ Journalists | Member
National Association of Science Writers | Member
Science Writers of the Rocky Mountains | Co-Chair of Programming