As a writer, I focus on science communication for a general audience. When planning and researching a piece, I draw on my ample experience finding and consulting technical publications, and interviewing experts in technology, medicine, and the natural sciences. Many of my articles explore how these fields intersect with society.

I've been trained both as an editor and a communications tutor, and I'm always excited to help others revise work and strengthen communication skills. This usually means beginning by refining high-level targets like goals and structure, and gradually working down to the details, where I prioritize clarity and concision. 

I will be graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2019.

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Out in the sciences: ‘Without limits and without fear’

Many queer researchers express frustration at the lack of awareness of how being LGBTQ+ can impact a research career, even in the most welcoming settings.
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Creating immersive settings: a few strategies

The most memorable stories have unforgettable settings that feel authentic and three-dimensional. How can you make readers feel transported to a different place?
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Women to Apple: bigger isn't always better

Too-big phones are only a symptom of the real problem: Apple doesn't design for women.
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2018 Buhl Lecturer Robert Kirshner talks cosmology

Kirshner’s lecture gave an overview of the history of cosmology, covering landmark discoveries one by one and tying them together to give non-technical listeners a well-rounded picture of the field of cosmology.
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Secret hominin femur still an anthropological mystery

It's impossible for anthropologists to be certain whether Sahelanthropus walked upright, because no Sahelanthropus leg bones have ever been discovered... or have they?
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Male birth control pill passes safety test

The pill, called dimethandrolone undecanoate, or DMAU, works by regulating the body’s hormone levels in order to trick it into thinking it’s already producing enough reproductive hormones.
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Facebook hires CMU professors: fair or poaching?

Is this the start of a promising research collaboration? Or just another case of the academic poaching plaguing top universities around the country?
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Reviving extinct species has unclear consequences

“The thing that scares me... is that the public absorbs the misimpression that extinction is no longer scary,” says McCauley. “Deforest, no biggie, we can reforest. If we drive something extinct, no biggie, we can ‘de-extinct’ it.”
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