Freelance science and environment writer and editor, Chicago, Illinois
July 2014 – Present
I write for publications including Science and Scientific American Mind among others. I’ve also been the Midwest correspondent for OnEarth since July 2014.
Managing Editor, OnEarth.org, New York, New York
July 2013 – July 2014
I maintained the online editorial calendar, oversaw contracts and the online budget, assigned and edited enterprise stories, columns, and blog posts, built and managed relationships with partner organizations, and posted to Facebook and tweeted.
Senior Editor/Web Manager, Audubon, New York, New York
July 2011 – July 2013
I wrote and edited stories for the bi-monthly publication, including some departments and the website. I also wrote the Green Guru column and oversaw the research department.
Senior Editor, Audubon, New York, New York
September 2009 – July 2011
I pitched, reported, assigned, edited, and wrote stories and blog posts for the magazine and website, and oversaw the research department.
Associate Editor, Audubon, New York, New York
October 2007 – September 2009
I oversaw the research department and wrote stories and blog posts for the magazine.
Associate Editor, Plenty Magazine, New York, New York
January 2007 – October 2007
Plenty was a bi-monthly environmental lifestyle publication.
AWARDS AND HONORS
My 2010 Audubon story, “Band of Brothers,” was selected as a notable submission to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011.
FEMA, Emergency Management Program Specialist, Chicago, Illinois
January 2004 – August 2005
I administered grants for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and coordinated environmental compliance for project proposals.
FEMA, Disaster Assistance Employee, Environmental Specialist, Chicago, Illinois
November 2002 – January 2004
I traveled to disaster areas to inform local municipalities of environmental regulations required for reimbursement.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Research Assistant, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
I researched ancient ocean processes and wrote abstracts for the American Geophysical Union meetings in 2001 and 2003.
New York University, New York, New York
M.A. Journalism, Certificate in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting (SHERP)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
B.A. Earth and Environmental Science, Certificate in Environmental Studies