I have written hundreds of articles, edited articles and technical papers, developed content for science exhibits, and organized and managed web-based media projects. A Ph.D. chemist by training, I can dig into technical material for scientists, discuss science and policy, and translate scientific discoveries for lay audiences and children.
Here’s a summary or download my resume:
- Freelance Journalist: November 2004-present. My work has appeared in Discover, Science News, Scientific American, Science Careers, Nature, BioTechniques, Chemical & Engineering News, Science News for Kids, Muse, and many others.
- Bracing for Impact reported by Flux: July 2014-March 2015. Member of a journalist team that crowdfunded and executed a reporting project examining adaptation and resilience in the face of climate change.
- WNBC-TV New York, AAAS Mass Media Fellow, September-November 2004: assisting with the production of health stories for evening news: researching stories, contacting sources, pulling video,
I have written web copy, articles, white papers, and scientific meeting reports for a variety of clients including the New York Academy of Sciences, Krell Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Editor-in-Chief of The Science Writers’ Handbook website (pitchpublishprosper.com): January 2013- December 2014. I directed the development of this site, commissioned the web design, and led a team of editors who maintained the editorial content.
- Freelance Editor, American Chemical Society and Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN): I edit SCENE news articles that appear on the web page of C&EN and extended research abstracts (Conspecti) in Accounts of Chemical Research to appeal to broader audiences
- Research and Fact Checking: CR Magazine (now Cancer Today), Popular Science, Discover.
Museum and Exhibit Experience:
- Research Coordinator for Exhibitions at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles: May 2005-February 2006. Worked with design team at C&G Partners, New York– manager of research team, developed content and managed efficient flow of information among researchers, graphic designers and the client for award-winning permanent exhibitions at Griffith Observatory.
- Floor Manager, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology, Bloomington, Indiana. July 2003-May 2004 Responsible for supervising volunteers and other floor staff, performing science demonstrations and facilitating a positive experience for visitors,
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Major: Organic Chemistry, Minor: Biochemistry, April 2004
- J. William Fulbright Fellowship for research in Organic Chemistry, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen, Germany, 1996-97
- B.S. in Chemistry, B.A. in German, magna cum laude, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, June 1996