Health news editor for Live Science
Based in NYC
Formerly a staff writer at Live Science, specializing in health
ALL ABOUT ME
Dance served as my unconventional gateway into science journalism.
I spent my college years sprinting from
mirror-lined dance studios to dimly lit neuroscience laboratories and then
back again for rehearsal.
I translated the intricacies of memory formation and neurological disease into movement phrases, and I brought those
to the stage.
NOW, AS A SCIENCE JOURNALIST,
MY GOAL IS THE SAME:
I want to get science out of the laboratory and in front of fresh eyes.
At the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program,
I received expert training in writing, reporting
and digital media content creation.
I now write full-time for Live Science, and you
can also find my byline in The Scientist Magazine,
Science News, Space.com, Eos, Mongabay,
The San Jose Mercury News, Monterey County Herald,
and Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+, among others.
In the past, I've also served as a public information officer at the Stanford University School of Medicine, UC San Francisco,
and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.
I primarily cover health and medicine and am always
eager to dive into the nitty-gritty mechanisms
behind a disease, while also tackling stories that
provide readers with practical, actionable
information about their bodies and health care.
I also frequently cover animal, evolutionary biology,
environment and conservation stories.
Live Science - March 17, 2021
Why does DNA spontaneously mutate? Quantum physics
Live Science - May 14, 2020
Blind people could 'see' letters that scientists drew on their brains with electricity
BrainFacts - September 19, 2019
How Your Brain Keeps You From Running Into Walls
The Scientist - August 16, 2019
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Science News - June 27, 2019
Antioxidants may encourage the spread of lung cancer rather than prevent it
Stanford Medicine Magazine - March 11, 2019
Hitting pain’s off switch (adaptation of Science Notes piece)
Featured by SciShortform Jul - Sep 2019:
The Scientist Magazine - Jul. 25, 2019