I’m a freelance science writer specializing in the brains and behavior of humans and other animals. My blog, Zoologic, was hosted by the Wired Science blog network from 2013-2015. I’ve been published in National Geographic’s Weird & Wild blog, Psychology Today, the Scientific American Mind Matters blog, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s News website, the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Member Central website, and Acoustics Today, as well as other online and print publications. Links or pdfs of all my work can be found under the ‘Published Work’ section of this website.
I’ve worked as a research assistant in a geriatric neuropsychology lab, a necropsy and rescue and rehab intern at the New England Aquarium, a veterinary assistant, a laboratory instructor, and a middle school summer science course teacher.
I earned my PhD from Brown University, where I researched bat echolocation and bullfrog chorusing. My research was published in Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as other academic journals. Coverage of my research has been featured in Wired, Scientific American, and the Telegraph.
I received my BA in Biology-Psychology with a minor in English from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.