Freelance science, health and technology writer, Hudson Valley, NY
February 2007 to now
I have been writing for publications including Scientific American, The New York Times, Mother Jones and Nature. I have been a columnist for Slate since December 2012 and a contributing editor for Scientific American since November 2017.
New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York, NY
Visiting scholar - March 2018 to now
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.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2018 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship
2018 Visiting Scholar, New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
2018 Winner, Excellence in Reporting Award, the American Society of Journalists and Authors' 2018 Writing Awards, for "Journey to Gunland" in Scientific American
2018 Winner, June Roth Award for a Medical Article, the American Society of Journalists and Authors' 2018 Writing Awards, for "Deserted" in Women's Health
2017 Winner, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Media Award, for "You Eated Gogurt for Bekfast!" in Slate
2017 Winner, Folio Eddie award for best single article in Consumer: Science/Technology, for "The Looming Threat of Factory-Farm Superbugs" in Scientific American
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" 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