Features editor, November 2013-present
Senior editor, October 2012- November 2013
The Open Notebook (www.theopennotebook.com)
Co-founder and co-editor, 2010-present
Co-founded and co-direct non-profit online publication that provides tools and resources to help science journalists hone their craft.
With co-founder, share editorial control over the development of the publication; assign stories to freelancers and negotiate salaries; respond to pitches and craft story ideas; write and edit individual stories; manage production schedule and budget; acquire grant support for the publication; manage a board of advisers; manage social media and outreach for the publication; speak at conferences and journalism schools.
Freelance Science Journalist Madison, WI, 2002-2012
Clients have included The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Science, Science Careers, O, the Oprah Magazine, Prevention, Scientific American Mind, and many other publications.
First author of Visualizing Psychology, an introductory psychology textbook for college students (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).
APA Monitor on Psychology Washington, D.C.
Senior Science Writer, 2000-2002
Science News Washington, D.C.
Science Writer Intern, 1999
Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond, VA
Science and Engineering Mass Media Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998
The Nature Conservancy Madison, WI
Communications Intern, 1995
Yale University New Haven, CT
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), 2000
Master of Science (Psychology), 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), with honors, 1995
Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
Finalist, 2009 National Magazine Award
2009 Outstanding Article Award for Reporting on a Significant Topic, American Society of Journalists and Authors
American Society of Journalists and Authors
National Association of Science Writers
Co-chair, workshop planning group for “Science Writing in the Age of Denial,” a two-day professional meeting held in Madison, WI in April 2012 that attracted 200 participants and speakers from around the U.S. and overseas
Co-chair, National Association of Science Writers Freelance Committee, 2010-2012
Regular judge for various journalism awards (American Society of Journalists and Authors; National Association of Science Writers)
Frequent guest lecturer in journalism and science communications classes
Frequent panelist at professional meetings