I cover science news for the Wall Street Journal, reporting on fields as diverse as astrophysics, neurobiology and the Neanderthal genome. Formerly, I was a science reporter/intern at Scientific American, where my stories—exploring the human microbiome, psychology, structural engineering and more—appeared in the monthly print magazine.
As a freelance journalist, I’ve focused on history, science and the environment. My articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Smithsonian.com, Slate, Hakai Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Science (online), the Toronto Star, the Cape Cod Times, USAToday.com, NationalGeographic.com and other print and digital publications.
My book, “The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex and Sin in New York City,” was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice.
I earned my M.A. in journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in health and science reporting, and my B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.