August 2019 – present
Editing, copy editing, writing and producing space news stories, managing freelance writers.
Staff Writer, Space.com
August 2016 – August 2019
Intern, Scholastic Classroom Magazines
September – December 2015
Wrote fun, short stories about science and math for middle and high school students in Science World, SuperScience, DynaMath and MATH. Wrote math exercises, instructions for science experiments, video game specs and video scripts. Assisted with editing and proofreading.
Editorial Intern, MedPage Today
June 2015 – August 2015
Wrote news stories about medical studies. Topics covered include mutant lice, racial differences with Alzheimer's disease, nasal balloons, physician entrepreneurs, autism research using stem cells, diet and exercise. Also curated partner content daily.
Physical Science Editor, Scienceline
November 2014 – December 2015
Regular contributor to Scienceline, NYU’s student-run science news magazine on topics such as NASA’s asteroid mission, the European comet lander, New Horizons at Pluto, wildlife rehabilitation in NYC, cold viruses and phosphenes. Editor of all stories for the physical sciences section.
Science Writer, Joint Institute for Computational Sciences
May 2013 – August 2014
During this internship I wrote feature stories about a variety of research using the Kraken and Nautilus supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Topics I covered included a wide range from modeling the Milky Way’s formation and Earth’s magnetosphere, to a hot new substitute for graphene and how to prevent accidental explosions.
Sci/Tech Reporter, Tennessee Journalist
January 2013 – April 2013
Reported on science and technology beats for online student magazine also known as TNJN during my undergraduate education. Topics I covered include an experimental malaria vaccine, grandmothers’ role in evolution, comets and crocodile bite marks on dinosaur fossils.
New York University
Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program
September 2014 – December 2015
University of Tennessee
(minor: Journalism & Electronic Media)
August 2010 - May 2014
news, feature and blog writing
editing and copy editing
multimedia web production
filming and editing video
script writing and video production
interviewing for video and audio
Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro CC
basic coding: HTML, CSS, C++
data visualization / mapping (GIS)
WordPress, Microsoft Excel
physics, astronomy, mathematics
fluent Dutch speaker and writer
fire dancer, cat whisperer
National Association of Science Writers
Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society
American Physical Society
The Planetary Society
Grant: Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
Oak Ridge High School, 2009–2010
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