San Francisco Bay Area writer specializing in biomedicine — lab discoveries, clinical trials, biotech, healthcare — for audiences of all ages
Audience. Writes for lay public, experts, kids/teens
Breadth. News, profiles, Q&As, primers, features, conference reports
Balance. Selects diverse sources and carefully weighs competing views
Exploring. Data journalism, coding, web design
Freelance — Science & Health Journalist
JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT
Clients include Scientific American, Nature, Medscape, Undark, Quanta, Science News, Science News for Students and other national/global outlets. View SELECTED CLIPS.
Alzforum — Staff Reporter
MAY 2008 - DECEMBER 2013
Wrote weekly stories about research papers and conference sessions on brain aging and neurodegenerative disease.
Freelance — Manuscript editor
JUNE 2006 - FEBRUARY 2007
Edited manuscripts for submission to scientific and medical journals.
San Jose Mercury News — Science Reporting Intern
JUNE 2004 - JUNE 2005
Reported and wrote science, health and general news for major Silicon Valley newspaper.
University of California, Santa Cruz — Graduate Certificate in Science Writing
SEPTEMBER 2003 - JUNE 2004
Supported by ARCS Foundation scholarship. Included internships at Santa Cruz Sentinel and Stanford News Service.
Harvard University — Ph.D. in Immunology
SEPTEMBER 1996 - AUGUST 2003
Thesis: Identification and characterization of regulatory elements in Ikaros, a gene controlling immune cell development and activity
Stanford University — B.S. in Biological Sciences
SEPTEMBER 1992 - JUNE 1996
Completed undergraduate honors thesis, served as teaching assistant for core biology lab course.