I am a San Antonio-based freelance science writer and a science writer at the National Eye Institute. I write about biology, medicine, and STEM workforce and training issues. My work has appeared in Science, Nature, Scientific American, Smithsonian.com, The Atlantic.com, National Geographic News, Proto, Science Careers, and other places.
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.