I'm currently a staff writer at WIRED, where I cover biotechnology. In fall 2021, I was a MIT Knight Science Journalism project fellow, and before that, I covered the intersection of biotechnology and society as a staff writer at OneZero, Medium's tech and science publication. At OneZero, I wrote about a dubious $1 million pay-to-participate study to reverse aging, a government program to make radiation-proof soldiers and the ethics of trying to "cure" inherited deafness

 

Previously, I served as associate editor for biomedicine at MIT Technology Review, where I won a Newsbrief Award from the D.C. Science Writers Association for a story about a menstrual-cycle-on-a chip. I was also a 2018 finalist for an NIHCM Foundation Journalism Award for my coverage of a New York fertility doctor advertising a fertility procedure that remains illegal in the United States.

 

​Over the years, my freelance stories have appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, STAT and other outlets.

 

I started my career at the Baltimore Business Journal, where I followed the high-profile case of a Maryland cardiologist accused of implanting unnecessary heart stents in patients. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master's in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. 

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