Writing Experience

Freelance Writer | 2018 – current
  • Pitch and write news stories and features for Knowable Magazine, Kaiser Health News, Slate, Smithsonian Magazine, WIRED and more
  • Cover health, medicine and LGBTQ+ communities with a focus on deep-dive and investigative pieces on health issues and health care discrimination faced by the transgender community
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

Awards

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

Education

UC, Santa Cruz Science Communication Program | Master of Science | 2018 – 2019
Middlebury School of Language | Summer 2012
Hamilton College | Bachelor of Arts | 2011 – 2015
  • Major: Neuroscience

Affiliations

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 | At-Large Board Member