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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Harnessing AI to Track Factory-Farm Waste    |SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, April 2019|

Harnessing AI to Track Factory-Farm Waste

|SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, April 2019|

The Story of Snowball Earth    |KNOWABLE & NAUTILUS, March 2019|

The Story of Snowball Earth

|KNOWABLE & NAUTILUS, March 2019|

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.