I am a Seattle-based freelance science writer who covers brain-related topics for general and scientist audiences. Over 13 years, I have contributed to many publications, including Scientific American, Spectrum, Nautilus, and Pharmaceutical Journal, in diverse formats ranging from news stories and features to profiles and in-depths (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.
I also write meeting reports, newsletters, and executive summaries for research institutions. Clients include the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, the Allen Institute, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
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.
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