Record-high ocean temperatures, the compounds making up Jupiter’s reddish cloud tops, and airborne lasers to fight forest pests. Science comes at us in many forms. And in many forms, I get to communicate it all.
I’m a science writer and illustrator currently at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in Washington, D.C., where I’ve created graphics, illustrations, and videos on astrophysics, geophysics, and geo- and cosmochemistry. My work has have been featured in the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Scientific American, Popular Science, Nature Geoscience, and Science.
Before joining Carnegie, my stories at NOAA and NASA appeared in major media and flagship governmental sites like Climate.gov and NASA.gov. I’ve also contributed to magazines such as the American Chemical Society’s ChemMatters and the International Space Station’s UPWARD. The ways of freelancing also have taken me to do translations and editing of articles and national strategic communications on climate science.
Whether it’s a press release on new measurements of brown dwarfs, an infographic showing how minerals lock positions with Earth’s magnetic field, or a video explainer on Jupiter’s moons, I get to cover a lot of ground. The best part of my job is when I can use my skills to influence people’s understanding and appreciation of the wonders of science.