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About me



In addition to being a science writer, I'm a dedicated educator, teaching biology, psychology, and science writing at an independent school. My roles as a writer and teacher are intertwined, reflecting my diverse interests, extensive education, and relentless curiosity about the world. I'm committed to uncovering and sharing the marvels of life and making it accessible to the general public.

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly influenced my journey into the world of science writing. The global crisis highlighted the importance of effective science communication for me, prompting me to pursue my second advanced degree— a Master's in Science Writing—after teaching adolescents for a few decades. My commitment to bridging the gap between complex science and the general public drives me.

Being a teacher allows me to split my time between Boston and mid-coast Maine. My affinity for the aquatic world extends to scuba diving, where I explore the serene depths of the ocean, and kayak racing, where I compete on flatwater and in the waves. On land, my adventurous spirit manifests through traveling, CrossFit, hiking with my dog, and coaching lacrosse. In addition to using words to capture the world I investigate, I love to sketch the scenes surrounding me in one of my many sketchbooks. I am happiest when I'm doing any and all of these with my family.

My writing has appeared in Scientific American, The Science Writer, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I have a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology as well as a master's in biology.  I recently graduated from Johns Hopkins' master's program in science. I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the Author's Guild, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, (AAAS), and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.

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