Freelance science, health and technology writer, New York, NY

February 2007 to now

I have been writing for publications including Scientific American, Women's Health, O: The Oprah Magazine and Nature. I have also been a columnist for Slate since December 2012 and a columnist for Self since May 2017.

City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY

Adjunct Assistant Professor – August 2011 to December 2015

I taught third semester graduate students in the Health & Science Reporting program.

Seed Magazine, New York, NY

Seed was a bi-monthly consumer magazine focusing on the intersection of science & culture.

Editorial Assistant – September 2006 to February 2007

Wrote, edited, researched and fact-checked articles; cultivated relationships with freelance writers.


2017 Winner, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Media Award, for "You Eated Gogurt for Bekfast!" in Slate

2017 Winner, Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting, for "The Looming Threat of Factory-Farm Superbugs" in Scientific American

2017 Finalist, National Magazine Award, for "The Looming Threat of Factory-Farm Superbugs" in Scientific American

2017 Finalist, Science in Society Awards for "The Looming Threat of Factory-Farm Superbugs" in Scientific American

2012 Finalist, James Beard Journalism Award, for "Going Clean" in EatingWell 

2012 Winner, Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Journalism Award, for "The Truth About Epidurals" in Slate

2010 Winner, American College of Emergency Physicians Journalism of Excellence Award, for "Cold Relief," published in Popular Science

2009 Finalist, Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award, for various works


New York University, New York, NY September 2005 to December 2006                          

Master of Arts in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting (SHERP)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI September 1997 to April 2002               

Bachelor of Science with High Distinction in Cell and Molecular Biology; Bachelor of Music with High Honors in Composition

St. Paul's School , Concord, NH                                                              

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, June 1997