Journalist covering how people use science, markets & serendipity to test new ideas. Write for Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, & produce radio for Deutsche Welle in English. I’ve filed stories from over a dozen countries on five continents and from one ocean crossing. I have lived in and reported from Cambridge, UK; Zurich, Switzerland; Madrid, Spain; and Oaxaca, Mexico. Here are my datelines, so far:
I’ve been a full-time freelance journalist since 2007, with short breaks to intern at Nature and play archaeologist. Before that I studied astrophysics at Harvard and spent a few summers writing for the Let’s Go travel guidebooks. Along the way I’ve:
- Crossed the Indian Ocean aboard a Spanish oceanographic vessel for Nature.
- Navigated Tokyo traffic in an electric taxi for IEEE Spectrum Magazine.
- Followed climate scientists into Austrian ice caves for Science and EARTH Magazine.
- Ventured into the ash cloud of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland for Science, Discover and the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.
…and written a LinkedIn profile.
I’m based in Oaxaca, Mexico, and can be reached on +52 19511627056, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.