About Me

Hey there! I’m a freelance science and tech journalist based in New York City, originally a native of Northern Virginia and an alum of Virginia Tech (B.S., Biological Sciences, ’08). I’m also a proud alum of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (M.A., Journalism, ’14), as a part of the school’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).

I’ve had internship/fellowship stints at Popular ScienceIEEE Spectrum, and WIRED. My most recent full-time gig was at the media startup Inverse, first as a regular contributor, then later as a staff writer and associate editor. I was primarily in charge of steering the website’s space and physics coverage. Topics included the future of interstellar travel, NASA’s work in astrobiology, SETI research, the rise of commercial spaceflight companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin, and other ongoing narratives. After an incredibly wild and wonderful two years, I left the company in September 2017 to return to freelancing.

In between and through all of that, I was also the managing editor for SciArt Magazine for a little over a year, writing and editing feature articles that unearthed the intersections of science and art. It was a wonderful foray into some art criticism and cultural writing, as well as another big piece of experience in evaluating pitches and working with other writers to help shape ideas into taut, complete stories.

I’ve written about all kinds of topics and subjects matters, including disease and pathology, climate change, animal science, A.I. and automation, urban design and the future of the world’s cities, transportation, intersections of science and pop culture, and so much more. Feel free to check my portfolio and have a gander at some of my work.

When I’m not clanking away at my keyboard to make deadlines, you can usually find me swigging down some black coffee in a cafe, scrawling down poems, creative essays, short stories and vignettes, and other projects. Or having a drink at a dive bar while playing pinball, listening to bad indie rock, and watching basketball. Or if the weather is warm and the season is right, Coney Island.

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