Freelance Writing

5 Things to Watch Following the U.N. Climate Summit”, REI Co-Op Blog, 10/3/19

Millions of Athletes hit the Ocean Every Year. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Seeing.”, REI Co-op Blog, 9/16/19

How Beavers, the Original Ecosystem Engineers, May Help the American West Adapt to Climate Change.”, The Weather Channel, 9/16/19

Sand Dams, an Ancient, Little-Known Technique, Could Help Farmers Weather Climate Change”, The Weather Channel, 9/3/19

South Korea’s Green and Seed Grows Rice With Less Water”, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2019

Forest Restoration for Fuel”, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2/15/19 

Making Salty Water Drinkable Also Makes Brine,” Inside Science, 1/14/19

After caring for the critters at Woodland Park Zoo for more than 40 years, animal-rehab pioneer plans her retirement”, Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine, 12/13/18

The bonus story of how Harmony Frazier panicked a plane full of passengers” Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine, 12/13/18

The Decline of the Largest Aspen Colony in the World”, Inside Science, 10/17/18

'Strikingly' Effective at Fighting Cancer -- But at What Cost?”, Inside Science, 10/10/18

SPIT Lab Finds How Saliva Shapes Taste”, Inside Science, 8/20/18

Cocktails and Conservation Pair Perfectly at Seward Park Audubon Center”, Audubon, 8/16/18

Through Education and Research, a Second Life for Animal Contraband”, Undark, 7/18/18

Scientists Announce 10 New Moons for Jupiter”, Inside Science, 7/17/18

The Many Factors Behind Getting Food to People After a Disaster”, Inside Science, 6/18/18

Brain Activity Alternates While Walking”, Inside Science, 5/14/18

The Link Between Gray Hair and Viral Infections”, Inside Science, 5/3/18

What Rocket Science Explains About Whale Hearing”, Inside Science, 4/23/18

The Shark Poop Diet”, Inside Science, 4/6/18

Have Backyard Chickens Gone Too Free-Range?”, CityLab, 3/23/18

Brain Scans in the Courts: Prosecutor's Dream or Civil Rights Nightmare?”, Inside Science, 3/14/18

The Experimental Forest Where Scientists First Recognized Acid Rain”, Atlas Obscura, 3/13/18

Flooding: Water potential,” Nature, 3/16/16

'Inside Einstein's Mind': New TV Show Explores Journey to Relativity”, Live Science, 11/25/15

New 'Making North America' Series Explores Continent's Rich History”, Live Science, 11/11/15

Mooooove Over, Cows! Kangaroo Farts Warm the Earth, Too”, Live Science, 11/5/15

Baby Duck-Billed Dinos Unearthed in 'Dragon's Tomb' Nest”, Live Science, 10/14/15

It's a Monster! Apes Remember Scary Movie Scenes”, Live Science, 9/17/15

How Armored Dinosaur Got Its Bone-Bashing Tail”, Live Science, 9/11/15

Moose mortality: scientists try to explain mystery of animals’ decline”, The Guardian’s Observer Tech Monthly (internship), 5/1/15


Robots Can Have Skin Now | SciShow News”, SciShow, 10/18/19

Seriously, None of These Are Ants | 8 Ant Mimics”, SciShow, 9/29/19

Symbioses Are Way More Complex Than You Think!”, SciShow, 9/19/19

A Cancer Gene May Be More Friendly Than We Thought | SciShow News”, SciShow, 9/6/19

Abilities Evolution Took From Us”, SciShow, 9/2/19

Why Are There No Sea Snakes in the Atlantic?”, SciShow, 8/13/19

These Birds Smell Like Tangerines”, SciShow, 8/3/19

Accomplishing the Impossible Task of Taking Animals out of Meat", SciShow, 7/29/19

The Siberian Traps: A 250 Million Year Old Crime Scene”, SciShow, 7/18/19

5 of the Strangest Prehistoric Crocs”, SciShow, 6/23/19

How Engineers Move Medicine Around the World”, SciShow, 6/13/19

6 Forensic Technologies of the Future”, SciShow, 6/9/19

Meet The Black Swallower: Nature's Top Competitive Eater”, SciShow, 6/1/19

How to Find Thousands of Oceanic Fossils in... Ohio?”, SciShow, 5/30/19

The Birds That Lived in The Age of Dinosaurs”, SciShow, 5/6/19

What Can You Actually Learn from Your Genome?”, SciShow, 4/10/19

Biofluorescence: A Neon World Hidden in Plain Sight”, SciShow, 3/21/19

The Most Extreme Complex Life in the World”, SciShow, 3/9/19

Is Australia Trying to Kill You?”, SciShow, 3/5/19

The Massive Flood That Triggered an Ice Age (w/ PBS Eons!)”, SciShow, 2/27/19

Why Can’t We Clone Endangered Species to Save Them?,” SciShow, 12/10/18

Upworthy and GOOD

I was employed full-time as a writer at Upworthy and later Good Worldwide after their acquisition of Upworthy. Articles of mine appeared on both sites.

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I’ve fact-checked for Pacific Standard Magazine, Discover Magazine, Knowable Magazine, and Virtuoso Life Magazine.

Graduate School Work

Unfortunately, an error in website hosting means that much of my work from graduate school is not available. Here is what is available to read:

House calls to the Youth of Yesterday in El Salvador”, Science 151, 3/5/15

Data Imp, a data journalism blog

Last updated 10/18/19.