Writing Experience

Science Magazine | April 2019 – current
  • Pitch and report on science beats including biology, environmental science and medicine
  • Work closely with editors for Science’s online news website
San Jose Mercury News Newspaper | 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
Freelance Writer | 2017 – current
  • Have written for Science Magazine, GE Healthcare, Boston Children’s Hospital, Mongabay, Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News and more
Science News Blog, Boston Children’s Hospital | 2016 – 2018
  • Created the Center for Pain and the Brain’s Science News Blog and worked as the sole writer and editor
  • Aimed to provide engaging pieces on cutting-edge pain research, neuroscience technologies and lab publications

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

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