About me

Professional profile
  • Successful eight-year career as a biological researcher, writer, and communications specialist
  • Storyteller who gives audiences a deeper understanding of science and natural processes
  • Places science, health, and medicine in the broader context of human life

I write about all areas of science and medicine, including physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as health, medicine, the environment, and conservation issues. I write to share with others what I find beautiful about the world. My goal is to inspire in others a sense of awe of our vast universe, from the tiniest amoeba to the grandest galaxy.

 

Personal profile

I love laughing, and I wish it made me float on the ceiling like Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins. I could listen to Maxwell’s “Silently” every day for the rest of my life and never get sick of it. If I were on death row, I would want my last meal to be 1,000 mozzarella sticks. I think the most beautiful thing ever written that is not a poem is Joyas Voladoras by Brian Doyle. I think the most beautiful thing ever written that is a poem is I carry your heart with me by E.E. Cummings. I feel incredibly vulnerable when I leave the house without a hair tie on my wrist or chapstick in my bag. I believe that no day is so bad that it can’t be fixed by a nap. I believe I am merely a child in disguise. I think all the best people are a little bit bonkers. And I think Bob Marley had it all figured out—don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver and gold.

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