I am a science journalist and the assistant news editor at Scientific American, based in New York. I edit the magazine’s Advances news section, as well as online news.
I’ve previously written for The Scientist, Business Insider, Live Science, Science News, Wired, and other publications. I specialize in neuroscience and biotech, covering everything from genetics to prosthetics to how our brains work (and sometimes don’t).
I have a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Brown University, where I studied how to make people move robots with their minds, and a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where I learned how to move people’s minds with words.
I originally hail from Hawaii, where I lived in a grass hut and subsisted on coconuts (no, I don’t surf, but I can scuba dive). For fun, I enjoy making treacherous puns and ogling other people’s dogs.