I am an award-winning science journalist and am currently a features editor at Discover Magazine, where I assign and edit features and a psychology column and top edit various pieces of the magazine. Previously, I spent about a decade as a freelance science journalist; I wrote for many publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Science Careers, Scientific American Mind, O, the Oprah Magazine and many others. I am also the first author, with psychologist Karen Huffman, of Visualizing Psychology (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).
I am co-founder (with fellow science journalist Jeanne Erdmann) and co-editor of The Open Notebook, a non-profit organization dedicated to the craft of science journalism. (Follow @open_notebook on Twitter or like us on Facebook. If you really want to make our day, you can also contribute to The Open Notebook’s tip jar, which will help us continue to help journalists hone their craft.)
I live in Madison, Wisconsin.