Hey there! I’m a freelance science and tech journalist based in New York City. A short history: I’m a native of Virginia, having grown up outside the suburbs of DC and leaving the state with a degree in biology from Virginia Tech. I graduated from with a master’s degree in journalism from New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) in 2014, during which I spent internship stints at Popular Science and IEEE Spectrum. After graduating, I took at a six-month fellowship at Wired in San Francisco, and returned to Brooklyn afterward to freelance.
My most recent stint was working for Inverse, first as a regular contributor, then as a staff writer, and finally as an associate editor. I was primarily in charge with steering the website’s space coverage, delving into the future of interstellar travel, NASA’s work in astrobiology and SETI research, the rise in commercial spaceflight companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin, and other emerging narratives. After an incredibly wild and wonderful two years, I left the company in September 2017 to return to freelancing.
I’ve written about all kinds of topics and subjects matters, from disease and pathology, to climate change’s effects on animal populations, to the future of A.I. and automation, to urban design and the transformation of the world’s cities as the century moves forward, to the intersections of science and art, and so much more. You can check my portfolio to see more of my work and where else I’ve been published.
On the side, if I’m not clanking away in a dreary dive playing pinball, you can usually find me swigging down some black coffee in a cafe, scrawling poems, creative essays, short stories and vignettes, and other projects.