Touring one of CERN’s particle detectors

I’m an astrophysicist and 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, and I have presented my research at national and international conferences. My resume is available here

When I’m not writing, I work as a Program and Exhibit Developer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. I additionally work as a Space Science Content Expert for the NASA-funded Space and Earth Informal Science Education project, and I’ve narrated several videos about astrophysics for this project. 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 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 recently) 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.”

Praise from editors:

“You’re doing really solid work for us.” –David Grimm, Online News Editor, Science