Resident of an ocean world—knitter, writer, and educator.
My home port is in the Pacific Northwest with my sweet puppy Winston and a wonderful man named Dave. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t daydream about being near water. So, it’s only natural that my science curiosity led me to write about science, engineering and technology for a small NASA publication called IEEE Earthzine and then here with this project.
I’ve been lucky enough to join several scientific expeditions on board NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada and the Exploration Vessel Nautilus. I’ve experienced seasickness, seafloor mapping, magical wildlife sightings in National Marine Sanctuaries, and exploring underwater volcanoes with robots. This work has cultivated a passion for science communication and I strive to inspire a connection with the natural world, wild places and our blue planet.
I hold a B.S. in Communication and an M.F.A. in creative writing, both from Portland State University. My work has been published in IEEE Earthzine, OES Beacon, Portland Monthly Magazine, Ensia Magazine, and The Atlantic Monthly. Currently, I work in a zoo. My archive of articles can be found here and my current resume is embedded below.