I am a freelance journalist covering science, technology and the environment. My stories have appeared in Smithsonian, Scientific American, Wired, Audubon, National Geographic, Science and elsewhere. I live in Portland, ME where I spend as much time in, on, or alongside the ocean as possible.


Recent Stories

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New Squid Genome Sheds Light on Symbiotic Evolution   (QUANTA & THE ATLANTIC, February 2019)

New Squid Genome Sheds Light on Symbiotic Evolution (QUANTA & THE ATLANTIC, February 2019)

The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn   (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February 2019)

The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February 2019)

A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms   (AUDUBON, December 2018)

A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms

(AUDUBON, December 2018)

Why is the Gulf of Maine Warming Faster Than 99% of the Ocean?   (EOS, November 2018)

Why is the Gulf of Maine Warming Faster Than 99% of the Ocean?

(EOS, November 2018)

Wired Greenhouse Tech Could Help Arctic Communities Bloom with Bounty   (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, July 2018)

Wired Greenhouse Tech Could Help Arctic Communities Bloom with Bounty

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, July 2018)

Fish Forensics: How tiny fish ear bones can reveal criminal activity   (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, October 2018)

Fish Forensics: How tiny fish ear bones can reveal criminal activity

(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, October 2018)

Nuclear Technology May Help Bring Early Mammal Evolution Into Focus   (SMITHSONIAN, September 2018)

Nuclear Technology May Help Bring Early Mammal Evolution Into Focus

(SMITHSONIAN, September 2018)

The Future of Fish Farming May Be Indoors   (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, September 2018)

The Future of Fish Farming May Be Indoors

(SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, September 2018)

Dissecting Moth Genitals For Science   (SMITHSONIAN, May 2018)

Dissecting Moth Genitals For Science

(SMITHSONIAN, May 2018)

What's Behind Cape Town's Water Woes?   (SMITHSONIAN, February 2018)

What's Behind Cape Town's Water Woes?

(SMITHSONIAN, February 2018)


Fieldwork.

I dig for narratives out in the field.