I’m a Chicago-based science writer and physicist who writes clearly and concisely about quantum mechanics, black holes, materials chemistry, and more.
I am the science writer for the Chicago Quantum Exchange, an intellectual hub for the science and engineering of quantum information. I’ve written for Live Science, Physics, Symmetry, Inside Science, and WIRED. I was placed at WIRED as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow in 2019. I’ve also written scripts for the Youtube science channel It’s Okay to be Smart, and have experience in and passion for fact-checking and editing.
I have a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with minors in French and math. I also briefly studied abroad in France.
I obtained an M.S. in physics from the University of Washington, and pursued a PhD for several years before deciding to devote my time to science writing. My time as a PhD student has given me invaluable skills in searching and reading primary literature.
When I’m not writing, I like to ride horses and go backpacking with my husband, a fellow physicist. We are also both avid Trekkies.
In February 2019, we accomplished a years-long dream of adopting a dog. Say hello to Brownie! (Full name: Brownie-in-motion) You can follow him on Instagram here.