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. in Biological Sciences, ’08). I’m also a proud alum of New York University’s master’s program Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).
I’ve had internship/fellowship stints at Popular Science, IEEE 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 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, 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 influence of science on creative endeavors and cultural trends, and so much more. Feel free to check my portfolio and have a gander at some of my work.
On the side, if I’m not clanking away in a dreary dive playing pinball or watching basketball, you can usually find me swigging down some black coffee in a cafe, scrawling poems, creative essays, short stories and vignettes, and other projects.