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Graduate Certificate in Science Writing, University of California at Santa Cruz
PhD in Immunology, Harvard University
BS in Biological Sciences, Stanford University
WRITING & EDITING EXPERIENCE
Freelance science journalist (2004-present)
Clients include Scientific American, NPR, Nature, Undark, Science News, Quanta, and others.
Staff reporter, Alzheimer Research Forum (May 2008-Dec 2013)
Covered research and meeting news and moderated webinars related to brain aging and neurodegenerative disease.
Freelance editor (June 2006-Feb 2007)
Edited manuscripts for submission to scientific and medical journals.
Science reporting intern, San Jose Mercury News (June 2004-June 2005)
Reported and wrote health/science and general news for major daily newspaper in Silicon Valley.
Science writing intern, Science of Aging Knowledge Environment (Apr-Jun 2004)
Wrote news stories for former Science magazine website on aging research.
Science writing intern, Stanford News Service (Jan-Mar 2004)
Profiled a magician-turned-mathematician and wrote stories on genetics, silicon chips, atomic physics and more.
News reporting intern (Sep-Dec 2003) and freelance, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Profiled science writing program director and local chocolatier, and reported on a Mars rover and general news.
Reporter, Stanford Daily (1995-1996)
Wrote news stories on biomedical research by Stanford scientists.
AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism, magazine winner (2018)
National Association of Science Writers
Northern California Science Writers Association
Association of Health Care Journalists