Freelance science, health and technology writer, New York, NY
February 2007 to now
I have been writing for publications including Scientific American, Glamour, 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.
ABgene, Surrey, England
ABgene is a UK-based biotechnology company with over 40 subsidiaries and distributors. The company manufactures and sells molecular biology consumables to the life science and pharmaceutical industries.
Global Product Manager, Plastic Consumables – May 2004 to May 2005
Technical Support Specialist – March 2003 to May 2004
AWARDS AND HONORS
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
2012 Finalist, James Beard Journalism Award, for "Going Clean" in EatingWell magazine
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