I am a science writer and educator based in Los Angeles, CA.
I am currently the Scientific Communications Manager for the science-based nutraceutical and reference standards company ChromaDex.
I previously trained as a Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) Fellow in UCLA’s Department of Life Sciences Core Education. In addition to teaching, I played a major role in developing a new highly structured introductory biology curriculum that infused active-learning strategies into large-enrollment courses.
You can find examples of my science writing and communication work online and in museums. Most recently, I served as a consultant for the Autry Museum’s Human Nature exhibit and appeared in the KCET documentary Tending the Wild. As a 2014 AAAS Mass Media Fellow, I spent a summer working as a science reporter at KQED. I have also created educational content for Visionlearning, worked with UCLA’s science outreach program Science & Food, and co-founded the K-8 outreach program BEAM at UCLA.
I received my PhD in Molecular Biology from UCLA and my BA degrees in Molecular & Cell Biology and Music from UC Berkeley. I love writing about all kinds of science and specialize in the life sciences, particularly cell biology and biochemistry.