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Rapid and long-term reporting for print, audio, and video | Audio and video production and editing | Photography (digital SLR) | Software proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite; Final Cut Pro X; Audacity | Familiarity with: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere Pro; MATLAB


Freelance science writer (January 2018 – present) Research, report, and write news stories and feature-length stories about scientific discoveries, with a focus on biology, chemistry, toxicology, and the environment (Clients include: Chemical & Engineering News, University of California, Santa Cruz, ACS Central Science, ACS Reactions infographics)

Intern, KQED Deep Look (January – June 2018) Worked part-time to develop story ideas for the Deep Look wildlife video series and assisted with reporting, fieldwork, and production (Supervisor: Gabriela Quiros) 

Editorial Fellow, Chemical & Engineering News (July – December 2017) Reported on international chemistry and materials research; wrote feature stories and weekly news stories for print and web; reported and wrote for videos; assisted with social media (Supervisor: Lauren K. Wolf, deputy editorial director)

Intern, Office of Communication and Public Affairs, Stanford School of Medicine (April – June 2017) Wrote news stories, press releases, patient recruitment releases, and blog posts for the Office of Communication’s publications, including Stanford Medicine magazine, Inside Stanford Medicine newspaper, and the Scope blog

Remote intern, Science magazine, online news site (January – March 2017) Pitched and received assignments, reported on embargoed scientific studies and wrote news stories for a national audience

News intern, Monterey County Herald (September – December 2016) Pitched and received assignments, reported and wrote local news stories on a daily or two-day timeline

Blog co-creator and guest editor, Coastal Sustainability Blog (September 2015 – June 2016) Co-created course blog through Communicating Sustainability Science and Policy course to share our research stories with the public

Teaching assistant, UCSC and Eckerd College (February 2007 – March 2016) Taught and assisted lab courses in microbiology, chemistry, marine ecology and biology


University of California, Santa Cruz

Certificate in Science Writing (June 2017)

Doctorate in Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology (June 2016)

Eckerd college, St. Petersburg, florida

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Marine Biology (May 2009, with high honors)

awards & professional affiliations

DC Science Writers Association, member (current)

ARCS Foundation Scholar Award (2016)

National Association of Science Writers, member (2016-present)

Northern California Science Writers Association (2016-present)

National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship (2011) 

VOLUNTEER activities

Graduate student liaison to the faculty (2012-2014, METX Department, UCSC) Co-created this position to serve as a student representative to the faculty in my graduate department and to communicate faculty perspectives to students

Eckerd College Search and Rescue (August 2005 – May 2009) Trained with this nonprofit student group to conduct maritime search and rescue in Tampa Bay, Florida; collaborated and communicated with other local agencies, like the Coast Guard, to answer distress calls; attended boat shows to communicate with the public about boating safety

Relevant coursework

Multimedia Reporting and Storytelling (Spring 2017)

Investigative and Policy Reporting (Spring 2017)

The Science Feature (Winter 2017)

Profile/Essay Writing (Winter 2017)

Reporting Science News (Fall 2016)

Writing and Editing Workshop (Fall 2016)

Communicating Sustainability Science and Policy short course (September 2015)

Professional Development Program, Institute of Science and Engineering Educators (Spring 2013)

Graduate Student Leadership Certification Program (Winter 2013)

Scientific Skills, Ethics and Writing (Winter 2012, 2014)