About me

headshotI am a science journalist based in New York, where I’m an associate editor for Scientific American Mind. 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.

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