Hello and welcome! I write about science and the environment, with a focus on conservation for all ages and audiences. My range of work extends from journalism, essays and profiles, to advocacy, educational stories and projects for children, which energize me!
As a writer and photographer, I’m interested in sparking awe and wonder, creating connections and cooperation between people and the natural world, and promoting intelligent solutions that consider the health of our planet, its biodiversity and people.
My work has appeared in a number of publications, such as Highlights for Children, Wildlife Conservation, E-The Environmental Magazine, Fodor’s Travel, Comstock’s, Sacramento News & Review, Orion magazine, and has been anthologized and aired on Public Radio International.
I have a B.S. in biological sciences (I focused on wildlife biology and conservation) and completed U.C. Davis Extension’s two-year creative writing program. I continue to improve my skills and learn new ones through workshops, seminars, conferences and classes, and I’m an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the National Association of Science Writers and the California Writers Club.
Away from my home office, I most enjoy communing with birds, kayaking on a quiet lake, photographing wildlife, getting lost in books, shopping at farmers’ markets and cooking with local ingredients, and watching the sun set with my husband at the end of each day.
Have an assignment or project that focuses on science or the environment? Contact me and let’s discuss it!