Hello and welcome! I primarily write about science and the environment for all ages and audiences. My range of work extends from journalism to essays and projects for children, which energize me!
As a journalist, I hope to promote intelligent solutions that consider the health of our planet, its biodiversity and people. Through my creative work, I hope to spark a sense of awe and wonder to create connections between people and the natural world.
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 (online), and has been anthologized and aired on Public Radio International. In addition to freelancing, I worked in corporate communications for 11 years as a senior writer and editor, and most recently served as the interim associate editor at Comstock’s magazine.
I have a bachelor’s in biological sciences (focused on wildlife biology and conservation) and I completed UC 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 am an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the National Association of Science Writers.
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 sunset with my husband at the end of the day.
Have an assignment or project in mind? Contact me and let’s discuss it!