Writing

Freelance communications

I'm now a full-time freelance science and health writer and editor. I primarily work with institutional clients to showcase their inspiring research, programs and patient care. Below are some recent clips. 

Stanford Medicine

Yale Medicine

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Me (left), discussing amazing brains with researchers from the Allen Institute. Photo by Erik Dinnel

Allen Institute

From 2018 to 2023, I was the sole science writer and editor for the Allen Institute, a life sciences nonprofit in Seattle that studies the brain, the cell and the immune system. I produced more than 200 stories, press releases, podcast episodes and newsletters for the Institute. My work there was recognized with regional and national science writing awards. Here are a few of my favorite stories:

Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Center

From 2009 to 2018, I was a writer and editor at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. My work ranged from writing feature stories for the Hutch's print magazine to online news stories to editing manuscripts for scientific teams. I covered basic science, infectious disease, cancer research and wrote several patient stories. Some sample clips: 

Photo by Bo Jungmayer

Other writing

Through internships and freelance work, I've also written for Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCSF, the University of Washington, the Loh Down on Science (public radio), The Scientist, Mongabay, Virginia Mason Hospital, Xconomy Seattle, Cancer Discovery, the Monterey Herald, Modernist Cuisine (multi-volume molecular gastronomy cookbook), and others. Sample clips: