New York, New York | Aug. 2015 to present

  • Regular contributor at producing five blog posts a month on biomedical research and public health topics

Freelance Science Writer, Various
National | 2012 to present

  • Current and previous clients include: The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, Baltimore Sun, U.S. News & World Report, Modern Notion, Diagnostics World, SciDev.Net, Clinical Laboratory News, Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine, The Maryland Daily Record, Nephrology Times

Scientific Communications Editor (contractor), Kelly Services
Bethesda, Md. | Nov. 2014 to present

  • Provide writing and editing support for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Translate technical and scientific subject matter based on scientific papers and clinical trials information into communications materials, such as news releases, web content, email bulletins and social media items
  • Interview intramural and NIAID-funded scientists and summarize their research findings into plain language

Life Sciences Associate Editor, FierceMarkets
Washington, D.C. | Dec. 2012 to Nov. 2014

  • Generated story ideas and wrote five stories per week with a focus on biomedical research, drug discovery and R&D funding for leading industry publication FierceBiotechResearch
  • Contributed regularly to other Fierce life sciences publications including FierceBiotech, FierceVaccines and FierceDiagnostics
  • Managed daily web operations including: copy editing, formatting and optimizing content for SEO, tagging and linking content, writing SEO-friendly headlines, publishing stories to the web using CMS and laying out and updating website home pages
  • Managed active Twitter and LinkedIn presences for Fierce life sciences publications
  • Proofread and deployed emails newsletters using Silverpop

Staff Writer, Dorland Health
Rockville, Md. | May 2011 to Dec. 2012

  • Covered healthcare policy, business and clinical news for industry publications under the Dorland Health brand, including Case In Point Weekly, Patient Advocate Report, Medical Home Today and Case In Point magazine
  • Edited Dorland Health special reports and other online content
  • Assisted in managing social media accounts

Healthcare & Biotechnology Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore, Md. | May 2010 to May 2011

  • Wrote four breaking news, enterprise or trend stories for the
    newspaper’s weekly print edition plus one web story daily


M.A. Science Writing – The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md. | Aug. 2013 to May 2015

B.S. Journalism, cum laude – Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Athens, Ohio | Aug. 2006 to May 2010


Outstanding Senior Award in News Editorial
Ohio University | May 2010

1st Place Mark of Excellence Award, Region 1
Society of Professional Journalists | March 2008


DC Science Writers Association, 2013 to present
National Science Writers Association, 2014 to present