About

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Touring one of CERN’s particle detectors in France

I’m a science journalist–my work has appeared in Science, Scientific American, Discover, The New York Times, and Eos, among others.

I hold a B.S. degree in astrophysics from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles. I used data from the Keck Telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope for my doctoral thesis on galaxy evolution and star formation.

When I’m not writing, I work as a Content Expert for a NASA-funded education project. I’ve appeared in videos explaining astrophysics, and I’ve previously worked with UC Berkeley to develop a free smartphone application about solar physics that’s been downloaded over 300,000 times. I also work part time as a Program and Exhibit Developer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

My resume is available here

I have taught science communication workshops to academic, non-profit, and corporate audiences, and I regularly present astronomy- and science communication-themed talks. Please contact me if you’re interested in either of these services.

In my free time, I’m passionate about traveling (Cuba and Morocco are favorites) and cooking. A proper resident of Portland, Oregon, I’m also an avid gardener and bicyclist. And that last name? It’s pronounced “corn-eye.”