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I'm a science and health journalist who reports watchdog and enterprise stories.



Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Arts, science and health journalism, 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Political Science, 2011



The Seattle Times

Mental Health Reporter

2016 - 2017

The Wall Street Journal


2011 - 2013

The Ames Tribune

Education Reporter

2017 - 2019


Science & Health Reporter

2013 - 2015

The Fresno Bee

Education Reporter

2009 - 2011


Writing Fellow

2016 - 2017

Columbia University

Investigative Reporter, Environmental Reporting Fellowship


Associated Press

Temporary Legislative Relief Reporter


US Senate

Press Intern

Grants & Awards

Rosalynn Carter Center Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, 2022-23


USC Data Fellow, 2022-23

Association of Health Care Journalist's Beat Reporter of the Year, 2023

Best of the West, Explanatory Reporting, 1st place, 2021


National Institute for Health Care Management Award, Trade Finalist, 2020


The Best American Science and Nature Writing, notable science writing, 2019


Deadline Club Award, science and health reporting, finalist, 2019

Society for Environmental Journalists, Outstanding Explanatory Reporting, honorable mention, 2017


Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, fellow, 2015-2016


Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, May 2015


California Newspaper Publishers Association, Best Education Coverage, second place, 2014


Iowa Newspaper Association, Best Series (first place) and Best Education Coverage (second place), 2013


Inland Press Association, Best Explanatory Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting, first place, 2012

Additional training: USC Data Fellowship (2022-23); MISA Narrative non-fiction workshop (2019); MIT genetics bootcamp for journalists (2019)


Data and Investigative: Advanced Excel, OpenRefine, Tableau, PACER, LexisNexis


On-camera and radio interview experience

Public Speaking and Media Appearances

•Spoke about the loss of mental health beds on Seattle radio stations KUOW and KIRO (2023)
• Panelist, Seattle Times webinar on pediatric mental health (April 2022)
• Panelist, mental health reporting, The Carter Center (April 2022)
• Grand Rounds Guest Lecturer, mental health reporting, The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry (March 2022)
• Moderator, Washington’s mental health system, League of Women Voters Event (October 2021)
• Guest Lecturer, science writing seminar, Princeton University (2021)
• Panelist, science writing breakout session, Education Writers Association Conference (2020)
• Spoke about online learning during the pandemic on Seattle radio station KUOW (2020)
• Spoke about science writing in education reporting on EWA radio (2020)
• Spoke about story on cluster of people with fragile X in Colombia on Science magazine’s podcast (2018)
• Spoke about autistic people’s encounters with police on Valley Public Radio (2018)
• Spoke about a teacher shortage in Fresno, California on Valley Public Radio (2015)

Skills & Training

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