I enjoy welcoming people from all over the world to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and answering their questions either in person or by email. It’s rewarding to be using my expertise as a writer, birder, and science communicator to help people feel more connected to the Lab and to the natural world.
I just retired from Cornell after 42 years, most of them as the speech writer for the university president (starting with Frank Rhodes and continuing through Martha Pollack). I began my career as a science writer, though, and am happy to be returning to my roots.
Beyond the Lab
For the past several years I have been volunteering with Conservation Volunteers International Programs. I’ve visited places like Patagonia, Chile, to work on trails in Torres del Paine National Park at the very south end of the country, and go birding in my free time.