Welcome to my portfolio. I am a contributing editor at Popular Science and I’ve also written for the Atlantic, the Guardian, BuzzFeed News, Slate, and PBS’s NOVA Next, among others. I also write Our Modern Plagues on the Popular Science blog network; occasionally blog for TED and The Last Word on Nothing; and sometimes drop in on Science Friday. My book Infested: How The Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World was published by the University of Chicago Press with additional support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Want to work with me? I mainly write about science and will take on any topic, although I’m partial to stories about how we use science and technology to shape our environment. In 2016, I am especially focused on alternatives to chemical pesticides in agriculture through a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation.