I am a journalist covering global development by way of science and technology. I write for Scientific American, Rethink, and many other magazines. I have lived in and reported from the US, UK, Switzerland, and Mexico. I now live in Madrid, Spain. Here are my datelines:
I’ve been a freelance journalist since 2007. I also translate from Spanish to English and do some editing and communications consulting. I have taken 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:
- Examined energy subsidy reform in India, from booming downtown Mumbai to rural Rajasthan, for Nature Energy.
- Visited the first independent mobile telephone network in the Mexican Sierra Juárez for The Economist and NPR’s Here and Now.
- Goaded a Nicaraguan farmer into singing a ballad about the arrival of hydroelectricity for IEEE Spectrum and NPR’s Here and Now.
- Crossed the Indian Ocean aboard a Spanish oceanographic vessel for Nature.
- Ventured into the ash cloud of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland for Science, Discover and the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.