I’ve written print and web features, reported pieces, essays and reviews, mostly about science (geology degree), books (nearsighted bookworm), and nerd stuff (raging nerd). Also, poop jokes.
SF Chronicle: The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
SF Chronicle: Sourdough by Robin Sloan
SF Chronicle: Caesar’s Last Breath by Sam Kean
SF Chronicle: Bleaker House by Nell Stevens
Sierra: The Secret Lives of Bats by Merlin Tuttle
Sierra: Among the Bone Eaters by Marcus Baynes-Rock
Sierra: Cowed by Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes
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.