A science journalist with more than a decade of experience, I am a staff writer at WIRED covering biotechnology. I write often about genetic engineering, neurotechnology, synthetic biology, longevity, and genetic privacy. I am keenly interested in how humans are using biology to reprogram our bodies and reshape our environment—and the consequences of doing so.
My work has been recognized by the D.C. Science Writers Association and the National Institute for Healthcare Management. I am also the recipient of an MIT Knight Science Journalism Project Fellowship, which allowed me to spend fall 2021 researching the science, history, and ethics of cross-species transplantation.
Before joining WIRED, I held staff positions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Medium, and MIT Technology Review. Over the years my stories have appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, National Geographic, and Smithsonian Magazine. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master's in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. I have also taught in the Johns Hopkins program.
After more than 10 years in Washington, D.C., I recently returned to my roots in Western Pennsylvania and am now based in Pittsburgh. When I'm not writing, you can find me hiking, biking, rock climbing, and practicing yoga.