University of Virginia, Biology
Fellowship Sponsor: American Society of Plant Biologists
Fellowship Site: National Public Radio
I am a DC-based science writer and editor specializing in ecology, evolution and biomedicine. I earned a PhD in biology from the University of Virginia and a BA in English from Pennsylvania State University. My dissertation showed that an invasive jewelweed plant alters natural selection on a closely related native species. I am currently a AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow at National Public Radio. I write primarily for the NPR blogs Shots and The Salt. My writing has also appeared in Nature, New Scientist, American Scientist, and other outlets.
Published @NPR during Fellowship
6/14/2016 What Does It Take To Get A Drug Banned For Enhancing Athletes' Performance?
6/17/2016 Demystifying Terroir: Maybe It's The Microbes Making Magic In Your Wine
6/22/2016 Meet Hing: The Secret-Weapon Spice Of Indian Cuisine
6/23/2016 Bad News For Kids Who Don't Like Flu Shots
6/27/2016 Water Break: Is Your Child Drinking Enough Fluids This Summer?
6/28/2016 Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits
7/05/2016 What Puts The Waddle In The Walk Of Moms-To-Be?
7/11/2016 Slice, Dice, Chop Or Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?
7/13/2016 What's For Dinner? 10 Strategies To Help Busy Parents Get Food On The Table
7/14/2016 Early Bedtime For Preschoolers Might Help Reduce Obesity Risk Later
7/20/2016 Taking The Battle Against Lyme Disease Ticks To The Backyard
7/21/2016 Turning Down The Background Noise Could Help Toddlers Learn
7/27/2016 'Nose-y' Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight Infection
8/04/2016 This Modern Meadery is Making Honey Wine Hip — With Hops
8/04/2016 Has My Child Been Exposed To Lead? When And How To Test
8/08/2016 Athletes Go For Gold With Red Spots Blazing
8/09/2016 How The Microbes Inside Us Went From Enemies To Purported Superhealers
8/10/2016 Water Ice, Philly's Classic Summer Cooler, Gets Hot Across The Country
8/13/2016 Philly Artist Tastes The Rainbow And Saves The Wrappers
8/13/2016 USA Swimmig Wants More Diversity In The Pool
8/18/2016 Better Brugers, More Healthful Hot Dogs: Could A Pinch of Seaweed Be The Answer?