I’m a science communicator and astrophysicist. I’ve written about next-generation telescopes, drones that fly through volcanic plumes, and fertility-preservation research. My work has appeared in Science, Discover, Wired, Astronomy, and Sky & Telescope.
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 scientific and technical writing to academic, non-profit, and corporate audiences. I’m available as a speaker to present astronomy- and science communication-themed talks.
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.”