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  


- Script writing for Live Science videos and the YouTube channel BrainCraft (contributions noted in full portfolio)

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


         Live Science Staff Reporter, Health, Sep. 2019 - present

                             - See recent stories, livestreams, appearances on videos and podcasts 


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