I'm a writer based on California's Central Coast. I work on features and essays (and some fiction on the side). I usually focus on science, nature, and curiosities in and around the Pacific.


I've done a little bit of everything, though, from cancer immunotherapy to quirky ski-town cocktails. I particularly like writing profiles. Some of my favorites have been of a marathon swimmer, a group of Buddhist monks, and an ornithologist who releases woodpeckers with a Trekkie's farewell.


My work has won awards from the American Society of Journalists & Authors, and from the American Institute of Physics. In 2019, I won the Tamaqua Award from Hidden River Arts Press for my essay collection, Points of Light. (It's coming out later in 2020.)


I'm so happy to be a part of two wonderful groups of science writers. The 30+ writers of Scilance have been together since 2005, and we even wrote a book together: The Science Writer's Handbook. I also feel so lucky to be writing regularly for the science blog The Last Word On Nothing, These writers help me to remember that there's still a lot of wonder out there in the world.