Science Communication • Social Media • Web Publishing
I got introduced to birds by my father, who was an obsessed birder. In college and graduate school I studied ornithology. But during that time, I became fascinated by the value of telling stories about science to people who weren’t academics. After a stint as an editor at an ornithological journal, I enrolled in a science writing program that specializes in teaching journalism to scientists. I never looked back. Since then, science writing has taken me to Antarctica, South America, Africa, Iceland, and elsewhere—even to Ithaca, New York. My main satisfaction still comes from providing someone with information that sparks their own curiosity and sense of adventure.
M.Sc., University of Montana
Graduate Certificate in Science Writing, University of California, Santa Cruz
Beyond the Lab
As a grad student, I spent three summers in the Idaho wilderness climbing dead, burned trees to understand what Black-backed Woodpeckers eat.