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, Eos, and Science News, 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.

I’ve previously worked with the University of California, Berkeley to develop a free smartphone application about solar physics that’s been downloaded over 300,000 times. I also used to work 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, bicyclist, and chicken owner. And that last name? It’s pronounced “corn-eye.”


Holding a Martian meteorite (that’s a chunk of Mars!)