Experience

Freelance Writer, New York, NY
October 2007 – April 2012, August 2014 – May 2015, April 2016 - present

Clients include Scientific American, Scientific American MIND, IEEE Spectrum, Popular Mechanics, Discover, The Scientist, Jewish Daily Forward, Portland Monthly, Anchorage Press, the Scholastic Corporation, and the Arctic Regions Supercomputing Center.

IEEE Spectrum feature article on archiving the Web selected for Longform’s Top Ten Tech Stories of 2011.

Contributing Editor, Nautilus, New York, NY
April 2016 – present

Senior Editor, Nautilus, New York, NY
May 2015 – April 2016

Edited feature stories for online and print.

Research Associate, Katherine Eban, New York, NY
April 2014 – May 2015

Assisted investigative journalist and Fortune contributor Katherine Eban with research and reporting on a forthcoming book about the generic drug revolution. Duties included filing Freedom of Information Act requests, writing reporting memos, and tracking down data and documents on drug markets, FDA inspections, and whistleblower lawsuits.

Associate Editor, IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY
April 2012 – August 2014

Wrote features, news and blogs providing in-depth technology coverage for the monthly print magazine and website, with a focus on telecommunications. Edited magazine features by freelance journalists and working engineers. Collaborated with the art department to create technical illustrations and information graphics.

Editorial Intern, IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY
May – December 2010

Wrote feature articles, news stories and blogs for the print magazine and website. Produced “This Week In Technology” podcast and reported for Spectrum Radio.

Production Intern, NPR Talk of the Nation “Science Friday”, New York, NY
February – May 2010

Researched stories, pre-interviewed guests, and wrote production scripts. Wrote online news briefs.

Staff Writer/Producer, Scienceline.org, New York, NY
September 2009 – December 2010

Reported stories, videos and podcasts for scienceline.org, an online publication of NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).

Editor in Chief
November 2009 – May 2010.

Editorial Intern, Portland Monthly, Portland, OR
March – July 2009

Fact-checked articles. Gathered background research for feature stories. Wrote front-of-the-book news stories and sidebars.

Contract Writer, Creative Content, LLC., Rio Rancho, NM
December 2006 – January 2009

Wrote English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) testing and study materials, including reading and listening passages on science topics.


Education

New York University, New York, NY
September 2009 – December 2010

M.A., Journalism  Science, Heath and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP)

University of Alaska – Fairbanks, AK
September 2007 – May 2008

Non-degree courses in science and magazine journalism.

Scripps College – Claremont, CA
September 2002 – May 2006

B.A., Mathematics and Comparative World Literature, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

School for International Training, Dakar, Senegal
September – December 2004
Interviewed Senegalese novelists. Studied French and Wolof languages. Learned to play the djembe.


Skills

Reporting, writing, editing, fact checking; Audio gathering and editing; PC and Mac; Microsoft Office Suite; HTML and CSS; Proficient in French language