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 writing about immunotherapy for kids with cancer to finding spring in a botanic garden. 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, the American Institute of Physics, and Terrain.org. In 2019, I won the Tamaqua Award from Hidden River Arts Press for my essay collection, Points of Light.
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.