My writing has appeared in Nature, New Scientist, The New Yorker online, and Slate, among other publications. “Our Body the Ecosystem,” a story I wrote for Popular Science, was included in this year’s Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. My blog Only Human is part of National Geographic magazine’s Phenomena.
I haven’t always had a glamorous freelance life. I was once the community manager of ScienceBlogs and have also interned for Discover Magazine, Seed Magazine and NPR’s science desk. Before that I worked as a “wrangler” in a virtual reality lab, as a shelf monkey at a science library, and as a golf-cart rider for the Calhoun County Fair Office. I studied neuroscience at Brown and science writing at Johns Hopkins. My Brown degree was not, as is commonly assumed, made of hemp.