As a 2012 Alicia Patterson Fellow, I’ll be reporting on how scientists are using DNA research to study and help save Earth’s endangered biodiversity.
Over the years, I’ve been a staff writer, an editor, and a full-time freelancer. These days, I write about science and the environment for The New York Times, Wired, National Geographic, Popular Science, Scientific American, Mother Jones, Audubon, OnEarth, High Country News, and many other outlets, and I blog at the PLoS Blogs Network. I spent 2011 as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, where my APF project took shape.
Back before I snubbed my health insurance and 401K for the freelance life, I reported on breaking news for the New York Post, produced science and technology special issues for the pioneering online magazine Feed, spearheaded coverage of the late-1990s dot-com boom for the Village Voice, and wrote features for New York magazine.
I have an MS in environmental studies from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in creative writing from New York University.