I am a journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. I’ll write about anything, but most of my stories involve genes, brains, or drugs.
I am a contributing editor at MATTER, a digital publication for long-form narratives, and my writing has also appeared in The New Yorker online, Popular Science and Slate, among others. My blog Only Human, is hosted by National Geographic Magazine.
I was once the community manager of ScienceBlogs and have interned for Discover Magazine, Seed Magazine and NPR’s science desk. Before that I worked as a subject wrangler in a virtual reality lab, a shelf monkey at a science library, and 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.