I grew up collecting water beetles, playing with snakes, and slogging through swamps in southern Michigan. I made my science education official studying biology at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After a regrettably thorough investigation of the mating habits of the yellow mealworm beetle, I realized I wasn’t meant to be a lab rat. Switching gears – but not abandoning my love of science and discovery – I went on to earn a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University’s Science, Health, & Environmental Reporting Program.
My work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites and books, including publications such as Discover, New Scientist, Popular Science, Psychology Today, Nautilus, and Scientific American Mind. In addition to writing for national consumer magazines, I’ve created content for trade magazines, custom publications, and marketing materials. I’m a writer for the healthcare copywriting firm Aha Media, and I’m also a contributing writer for the Monitor on Psychology, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association.
Additionally, I have extensive experience in educational publishing and have produced standards-based articles, web content, and classroom activities for children and teenagers, as well as corresponding lesson plans for their teachers.
Whether I’m writing for kids, the general public, or scientific professionals, I’m skilled at translating tough topics into articles that will entertain, educate, and inspire. I live in Minneapolis with my husband, daughter, and a misbehaved cat.