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University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018

Science Communication Graduate Certificate

University of Florida, 2017

BS Psychology: Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience, cum laude

BFA Dance, summa cum laude

- Bylines in Live Science, Science News, The Scientist, BrainFacts.orgSan Jose Mercury News, Monterey County Herald, Stanford Medicine MagazineAsahi Shimbun GLOBE+, Eos, and Mongabay


- Experience as a host of both online live shows and edited video, as well as a special guest for podcasts and radio  


Experience as a public information officer, science writer and digital content creator for various universities and research institutions


Live Science

  • Channel editor, Health, March 2023 - present

    • Commissions and edits health news and evergreen articles from staff writers and freelancers

    • Reports health news, including daily news, analyses, "explainers," and long-form features

    • Sets health vertical strategy alongside the EIC and managing editor with the goal of covering core areas of interest, meeting readership targets and providing supporting content for existing site pages

    • Assists in top edits and copy edits across Live Science's other verticals (Human Behavior, Planet Earth, Animals, Archaeology, Space, Physics)

  • News editor, Health, Jan. - March 2023

    • Commissioned and edited health news stories from staff writers and freelancers.

    • Reported daily health news, explainers and analysis pieces, as well as a variety of evergreen pages.

    • Set health news strategy alongside the health channel editor with the goal of covering core areas of interest, meeting readership targets and providing supporting content for existing site pages.  

    • Curated Live Science’s daily email newsletter.

  • Staff Reporter, Health, Sep. 2019 - Jan. 2023

    • Wrote news stories, features, explainers and encyclopedic “reference” pages regarding health and medicine. Also regularly covered climate, natural disasters, animals, paleontology, evolution, basic biology and earth science. 

    • Hosted videos and livestreams, and gained experience as a guest on radio programs, including Science Fantastic with Dr. Michio Kaku and The Filipino Edition.

    • Hosted live COVID-19 Q&A’s on Facebook and weekly coronavirus special reports on a podcast; these updates ran from Feb. 6 to Sep. 13, 2020.


2020 AHCJ-New York Health Journalism Fellowship, *Completed in April 2022

The Scientist Intern, Jul. - Sep. 2019  

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Science Communication Fellow, Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2019

UC San Francisco Health and Science Communication Intern, Jun. - Sep. 2018

San Jose Mercury News Intern, Apr. - Jun. 2018

Monterey County Herald Intern, Jan. -  Mar. 2018

Eos Travel Fellowship to AGU, Dec. 2017

Stanford University School of Medicine, OCPA Intern, Oct. - Dec. 2017

Roche Molecular Diagnostics Graduate Fellowship in Science Communication, 2017 - 2018

NASW Undergraduate Travel Fellowship to AAAS, Feb. 2017



UF NIMH Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA), 2016 - 2017

MD Summer Experience at Emory University (MD-SEE), 2016   

Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience course, 2015



  • Delivering clean copy on quick turnaround

  • Finding knowledgeable and lesser-used sources for comment 

  • Distilling complex scientific concepts into concise, lay-friendly narratives

  • Shifting gears between basic research and “news-you-can-use” health stories

  • Working as part of a dedicated health team, honing angles and divvying up reporting

  • Staying organized and setting priorities while juggling multiple stories

  • Writing scripts and hosting video content

  • Writing and managing social content

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