I am an award-winning freelance science journalist and former features editor at Discover magazine, where I assigned and edited features and top edited columns and features. Before joining Discover, I spent about a decade as a freelance science journalist. My work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Science News, Scientific AmericanScientific American Mind, O: the Oprah Magazine, Science Careersand many other publications. 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 editor-in-chief of The Open Notebook, a non-profit organization and online publication 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.