I studied geology at Bates College and worked as a lab manager for the Princeton University Geosciences Department before picking up my first reporting notepad. As a geologist, I traveled to the Arctic to collect mud cores in front of a calving glacier and spent time in the Australian Outback in search of ancient glacial rocks. As a science writer, I continue to find my best work out in the field. I have sailed through the Monterey Bay with a group studying bioluminescent jellyfish, stood on a wave-washed Santa Cruz cliff with a geologist tracking coastal erosion, and helped clean honeycombs on the rooftop of a Manhattan office building. When not writing I'm rock climbing, swimming in the ocean, and hiking around Maine.