I am a science journalist and senior editor for health and medicine at Scientific American, based in New York. I write and edit stories on topics including infectious disease, physiology, genetics, reproductive health, biotech and neuroscience.
I’ve previously written for The Scientist, Business Insider, Live Science, Science News, Wired, and other publications.
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’m originally from Hawaii (and no, I don’t surf), but have lived on both coasts and overseas. For fun, I enjoy making punitively bad puns and ogling other people’s dogs.