I am a freelance science writer and the very first Science Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. I write about biology, medicine, and STEM workforce and training issues. At HHMI, I am helping to develop a new diversity initiative.
I was a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University, where I studied early tetrapod fossils in the lab of Jenny Clack. I earned my Ph.D. in insect physiology in Fred Nijhout’s lab at Duke University and was an NRSA-supported postdoctoral fellow at Arizona State University. My PhD dissertation and postdoctoral research focused on body size regulation and the effects of oxygen on insect growth and development.