Scientist & Science Writer

About me

Hi there. I’m an independent science writer and a PhD candidate 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, Outside, Wired, 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, the Center for Nature & Health at the University of California - San Francisco. and the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. I've  received the Richard Merritt Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Science Journalism from Duke University and an award for Outstanding Student Reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists.