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 Slate, Aeon, and BBC Future, 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. And, I’m working on my first book, tentatively titled Suck: The Tale of the Bed Bug, for 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. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and our beagle mix, Lorenzo Stegosaurus.