As a child, I loved hearing and telling stories, but I struggled with spelling and reading. Then, when I was nine years old, I discovered the Harry Potter books. Captivated by these adventures and mysteries, I began reading on my own. After that, I plowed through books, even taking them out to the playground to read during recess. Later, a diagnosis of dyslexia helped me understand my struggles and improve my spelling and study habits.
Science was always another story I couldn’t put down, which led me to a physics graduate program. As a teaching assistant, I gained a deeper appreciation for how to use a good story to educate. Now, I strive to both captivate my audience and help them understand the complex world around them.
I started working as a science communicator for the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland in 2019 and am eager to share additional science stories as a freelance writer.
Published by Eos December 10, 2018.
Published by Smithsonian Voices October 23, 2019.
Published by ABC News May 3, 2019.
Published by The Mercury News January 25, 2019.
Published by JQI October 4, 2021.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Master of Science in Science Communication
Pennsylvania State University
Master of Science in Physics
2014 / May
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Minor in Mathematics