Scientist & Science Writer

About me

Hi there. I’m an independent science writer and a graduate student in clinical psychology at Duke University. My research focuses on the link between environmental health and human psychology, cognitive health, and aging. I write about nature, neuroscience, and public health.

I've contributed new reporting to Mother Jones, VICE, Scientific American and the Atlantic, among others.  In the past, I've worked as a study coordinator, researcher, analyst, and communications officer for a variety of institutions, at universities, international NGOs, and governmental agencies.  I hold a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a Bachelors in Neuroscience & Behavior and English Literature from Wesleyan University.

My work has been supported by fellowships from the Berkley Conservation Program, Middlebury College's Environmental Journalism Fellowship Program,  the James B. Duke Fund, the City University of New York's Journalism School, and the US-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. I  recently received the Richard Merritt Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Science Journalism from Duke University.