Growing potatoes on Mars, the compounds in 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 cover it all. I’m Roberto, a science writer, recently debuted illustrator, and em-dash enthusiast. Thanks for visiting!

The Short Version

I’m currently a science writer and digital communications coordinator at the D.C.-based Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, where my visuals have been featured in the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Geographic. Before Carnegie, my NASA stories also appeared in major media. I also have contributed to the American Chemical Society’s ChemMatters, the International Space Station’s UPWARD, and NOAA’s

Communicating Science

Science is diverse and so is communication. The best part of my job is when I can use my skills—or learn new ones—to highlight the wonders of science. Here are some written and visual highlights of how I get that done:


Beyond Words