Media + Conference Appearances

October 2020 – Panelist, “Journalists and Scientists at the Frontiers of Science: A Dialogue About Values and Responsibility,” Kavli Workshop, ScienceWriters2020

September 2020 – Panelist, "How the (lab-grown) sausage is made: The media, synthetic biology, and how the story will be told," SynBioBeta

June 2020 – Moderator, "Mitochondria: How the Relic from Biology Class Could be the Next Powerhouse for Biopharmaceutical Innovation," BIO Digital International Convention 2020

November 2019 – Radio interview, KCBS San Francisco. I talked about the story I broke about Ambrosia, a Bay Area startup that is once again offering plasma transfusions from young donors once again after the company halted operations for months.

July 2019 – Podcast interview, "This Week in Tech." I talked about Elon Musk's plans for his brain-computer interface company Neuralink.

March 2018 – Radio interview, "Science Friday." I discussed the FDA's decision to allow 23andMe to tell consumers whether they have certain BRCA genetic mutations as part of the company's at-home health test.

November 2017 – Radio interview, WNYC, "The Takeaway." I talked pricing issues surrounding new gene therapies that are coming onto the market.

August 2017  Radio interview, WOSU, "All Sides with Ann Fisher." I discussed a story I wrote about Helix, a Silicon Valley startup that launched an app store for people to explore their DNA.

March 2016 – Storyteller, "The Story Collider," Brooklyn, New York. Listen to the podcast of my story above!

May 2015 - Reader, "The Inner Loop: A Literary Reading Series," Washington, D.C. I read a personal essay, a version of which was published in Pacific Standard.

Teaching + Lecturing

Spring 2021  Instructor, "Contemporary Science-Medical Writing: Creative and Professional Forms," MA in Science Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, online

Summer 2020 – Instructor, "Science in Action," weeklong residency on writing about the coronavirus pandemic, MA in Science Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, online

Spring 2020 – Instructor, "Techniques of Science-Medical Writing," MA in Science Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, online

Summer 2019 – Instructor, "Science Policy, Funding, & Politics" weeklong residency, MA in Science Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Spring 2019  Instructor, "Contemporary Science-Medical Writing: Creative and Professional Forms," MA in Science Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, online

Fall 2018 – Instructor, "Techniques of Science-Medical Writing," MA in Science Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, online

Fall 2017 – Instructor, "Techniques of Science-Medical Writing," MA in Science Writing Program, Johns Hopkins University, online