I am a journalist covering global development by way of science and technology. I also translate Spanish to English and do some scientific manuscript editing.
As a journalist I have worked with IEEE Spectrum, Scientific American, Rethink, and many other magazines:
- Examining energy subsidy reform in India, from booming downtown Mumbai to rural Rajasthan, for Nature Energy.
- Visiting the first independent mobile telephone network in the Mexican Sierra Juárez for The Economist and NPR’s Here and Now.
- Goading a Nicaraguan farmer into singing a ballad about the arrival of hydroelectricity for IEEE Spectrum and NPR’s Here and Now.
- Crossing the Indian Ocean aboard a Spanish oceanographic vessel for Nature.
- Venturing into the ash cloud of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland for Science, Discover and the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.
I have lived in and reported from the US, UK, Switzerland, and Mexico. I’ve been a freelance journalist since 2007. I took 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.