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