I am a scientific writer and educator living in Austin, Texas. I thrive on the challenge of taking a seemingly dull scientific topic and teasing out a story that is just as educational as it is fascinating. I feel equally at home writing academic grants and manuscripts, creating educational materials for educational publishers and museums, and writing popular science articles for magazines.
I have a PhD in Integrative Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, one of the top-ranked graduate programs in the country. I have worked in the field of biology for over 8 years, researching topics ranging from the neurobiological underpinnings of social behaviors in mammals to the evolution of diverse color patterns in poison dart frogs. I have varied and extensive experience in science communication, including grant writing, academic writing, exhibit design, and writing for magazines and blogs.