Resume

Experience

ONGOING 

FREELANCE SCIENCE WRITER AND EDITOR

I write and edit science and health stories for universities, nonprofit institutions, and media outlets. Current clients include the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Yale School of Medicine, and the Simons Foundation. Past clients have included Biomedical Computation Review, Cancer Discovery, The Scientist, Modernist Cuisine, Alzforum, Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, Conservation Magazine, Mongabay, The Loh Down on Science (NPR), Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey Herald, Xconomy and UCSF. 

2018 – 2023 | ALLEN INSTITUTE 

SENIOR EDITOR (Jan. 2022-Sept. 2023) 

SENIOR WRITER (May 2018-Dec. 2021) 

2009 – 2018 | FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER CENTER 

WRITER/EDITOR (2013-2018) 

SENIOR SCIENCE WRITER (2011-2013) 

Wrote fundraising proposals, progress reports and other material for donors, feature and news stories for Hutch Magazine and public-facing website.  

TECHNICAL EDITOR II (2009-2011) 

Edited grants and manuscripts for head of scientific division. Launched and wrote a monthly internal scientific newsletter. 

2008 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (TEMPORARY POSITION) 

Reported and wrote press releases for the College of Engineering, wrote internal and external newsletters.


Education

 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE, SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
Internships at Stanford University, Monterey Bay Herald, UC Berkeley. 

 PH.D., MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO 

 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 

 B.S., BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 

 Departmental and general honors


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