Before I figured out that I wanted to be a writer, I studied biology at Columbia University and worked as a cell biology researcher at the Rockefeller University in New York City.
I was lucky enough to land a job covering the science beat for a big daily newspaper – when most of them still hired science writers – and spent a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow during the 2012-13 academic year. I freelanced for a while and became a regular contributor to Covering Health over at the Association of Health Care Journalists. Now I work for Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where I write about cancer biology and treatment for the Knight Cancer Institute.
This blog is a sort of research notebook, a place to record data and observations about science and medicine, the journalism business, and sometimes other interests (rock climbing, growing food, building stuff).