I am a Seattle-based freelance science writer who covers brain-related topics for general and scientist audiences. I have contributed to many publications, including Scientific American Mind, Nature, Nautilus, and Schizophrenia Research Forum, in diverse formats ranging from news stories and features to profiles and meeting reports (read my resumé here). Much of my work centers on the biology of mental illness, but other topics have included pain, celiac disease, and jellyfish.
Before writing, I obtained a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California San Francisco, and worked as a postdoc at the University of Washington for seven years. I find that my scientist years spent recording from neurons in a dark room in the lab by myself prepared me well for the freelancer’s life of typing in a basement office at home by myself.
Beyond work, I am an avid bicyclist, using a cargo bike or tandem to get me and my family around Seattle and beyond.
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