Infested: How The Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World, 2015 from the University of Chicago Press with additional support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, 2016 from the University of Chicago Press


Bylines at Popular Science, the Atlantic, the Guardian, BuzzFeed News, FiveThirtyEight, Slate, Verge, Audubon, Science, Quartz, Mental Floss, NOVA: Next, BBC, Time, Nautilus,  Quanta, Bicycling,  Discover,  Cosmos,  Modern Farmer, Australian Geographic, Undark, Aeon, bioGraphic, and more. 


Senior editor at Undark magazine. Freelance editing projects on request, including: magazine pitches, book proposals, short stories, and articles.


Former research editor at Science Illustrated and former fact-checker for Quanta. Special research projects for outlets including Popular Science and Audubon.


New York University
Instructor, the Science Communication Workshops

The Brooklyn Brainery

  • Getting Published for Nonfiction Writers/Book Proposals 101
  • Fact-Checking: Making Sure Nonfiction is Truly Nonfiction
  • History of the Bed Bug


New York University, John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Program
Master of Arts, Humanities and Social Thought, 2007 (Focus: Science Studies/History of Science/Gender Theory)

Boston University, College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, 2002


  • 2017 American Health Care Journalists Travel Fellowship
  • 2016 Cissy Patterson Fellowship, Alicia Patterson Foundation
  • 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Book Grant
  • 2012 Kavli Prize Travel Grant
  • 2011 Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship
  • 2011 Biomedical Logan Science Journalism Fellowship, Marine Biological Laboratory
  • 2010 Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2009 Press Week Fellowship, The Jackson Laboratory/Johns Hopkins
  • National Association of Science Writers: Board member
  • Society of Professional Journalists: Member
  • Society of Environmental Journalists: Member
  • American Health Care Journalists: Member

[Full resume and references available upon request]