I’ve written print and web features, reported pieces, essays and reviews, mostly about books (nearsighted bookworm), science (geology degree), and nerd stuff (raging nerd). Also, poop jokes.
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas, The Rumpus, 10/17/17
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/6/17
Sourdough by Robin Sloan, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/7/17
Caesar’s Last Breath by Sam Kean, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/28/17
Bleaker House by Nell Stevens, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/25/17
Among the Bone Eaters by Marcus Baynes-Rock, Sierra, 10/9/15
Cowed by Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes, Sierra, 6/12/15
Since February 2017, I’ve been a reviewer for Kirkus Indie, contributing unsigned, bi-weekly reviews of self-published books–some more delightful than others.
And if you’d like to see some of my unedited ramblings about the books I read, visit my (as of now sparse) book review blog.
WIRED: “Know Your Meat—and Bugs. Introducing the Periodic Table of Protein.” For WIRED’s August 2016 food issue, I trawled through the USDA’s nutritional database to create a full-spread periodic table of proteins, categorizing everything from Nutella to Soylent by protein content. (Designed by Keirnan Monaghan and Theo Vamvounakis.)
“Looking Up,” University of Chicago Magazine: An essay in which I wax sentimental about the summer I spent hunting gargoyles at my alma mater.
WIRED: “Meet the Heroes Fueling the New American Space Boom,” November 2016. For WIRED’s Obama-edited issue, I interviewed seven inspiring, diverse workers in the new space industry about their jobs and what they see as the future of spaceflight. Photographed by Dan Winters.
Bay Nature: “A Tern for the Better,” July/September 2016. A look at Hayward’s Tern Island, a manmade, painstakingly maintained least tern colony that’s ground zero for the return of the endangered bird to the Bay Area.
California: “Giving Credence: Why is So Much Reported Science Wrong, and What Can Fix That?,” Winter 2015.
Bay Nature: “The Randall Museum Closes for a Makeover, and the Animals Get a Big Adventure,” 7/1/15. On San Francisco’s adorably janky children’s nature museum.
For the determined Internet stalker, find a more comprehensive list of articles here.