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Welcome to my portfolio. I’m a science writer and journalist, which means I write about science for magazines, websites, and blogs. I’ll take on any topic, from particle physics to marine biology to human health, although I’m partial to stories about how we use science and technology to shape our environment.

I am a contributing editor at Popular Science and I’ve also written for SlateAeon, and PBS’s NOVA Next, among others. I write Our Modern Plagues on the Popular Science blog network, and also occasionally blog for TED and The Last Word on Nothing. My first book, Infested: How The Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World, will be out April 2015 from the University of Chicago Press with additional support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

I studied biomedical engineering at Boston University and a combination of the history of science, science studies, and gender theory at New York University.