Hey there! I’m currently MIT Technology Review’s space reporter, based in New York City (though relocating to the Boston/Cambridge area this fall). I’m originally a native of Northern Virginia and an alum of Virginia Tech (B.S., Biological Sciences, ’12). 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).
Before I started at TR, I was a freelance journalist for a little under two years, writing for places like Popular Science, The Daily Beast, Slate, The Verge, New York Magazine, and other outlets. 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. It feels good to be back on the space beat full-time.
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.