Biography

I'm an award-winning writer and editor who focuses on science, technology, and sustainability. Most recently, I worked as an executive editor at Springer Nature, the global publishing company, where I co-led efforts to launch a publishing and events program around on grand challenges in global health and sustainability.

Previously, I worked as a senior editor at Discover magazine and at Mechanical Engineering magazine. At Discover, I edited and top-edited feature stories and columns on science and technology, ranging from astronomy to neuroscience, from bioengineering to renewable energy. At Mechanical Engineering, the flagship magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, I edited and wrote stories covering mechanical engineering, bioengineering, energy, advanced manufacturing, robotics, aerospace, and the Internet of Things.

Earlier, I was a long-time contributing correspondent for Science magazine, and I wrote about science, health and technology for many national magazines and digital publications. Before launching my journalism career, I earned a doctorate in biology from The Johns Hopkins University, and conducted research in biochemistry and microbiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.