Philosophy

Science journalism is an art form — where research becomes a story. A probe landing on the surface of mars is transformed into an epic journey where its last three minutes leave the reader on the edge of his seat. Climate change is a tale of scientists who are willing to fly into wildfire plumes or dart a moose with a tranquilizer 10,000 times stronger than heroin. The Higgs boson is no longer a newly discovered particle, but a window into a different realm. Science journalism allows room for creativity. But while it is important to engage the reader, it is crucial to do so accurately.

Education

I graduated from Whitman College in May 2011 with two degrees: one in physics-astronomy and one in philosophy. In May 2013 I received my master's degree in astronomy from the University of Wyoming and I am currently attending NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. I freelance for Discover, Nautilus, Motherboard, Sky & Telescope and others.

Journalism

As human beings we're drawn to the inner-workings of subatomic particles, the search for other life forms and the opaque gas enshrouding the big bang. Journalism has the power to unwrap and elucidate scientific results in a compelling and accurate way. As a freelance science journalist, I have published over 300 articles. My work has been picked up by tens of websites and even translated into Serbian.

Travels

I have always felt the need to travel — to explore the world and in doing so come to better understand myself. I have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and southeast Asia. After my college graduation I lived in a Buddhist Temple in northeast Thailand. Every day I woke up at 3 a.m. to sleepily meditate under a large golden Buddha.