About Me

I’m a freelance science writer based in New York.

My work has appeared in Discover, AstronomyQuantathe Santa Cruz SentinelThe Mercury NewsEos, Science and more.

I am an alumna of the 2018 class of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship and of the 2019 class of the UC Santa Cruz science communication program.

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M.S. in Science Communication — University of California, Santa Cruz (2019)

M.S. in Astronomy — University of Wisconsin–Madison (2018)

B.A. in Physics — Pomona College (2015)