I am an independent freelance print journalist and co-host of "How On Earth," a weekly science show on KGNU community radio (Denver/Boulder area). My work focuses on the environment, science, energy development, agriculture, health and business. I write for The New York Times, The Economist, Popular Science, Discover, Nature and numerous other publications.
For several years I have taught magazine writing and reporting as an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
In 2009-2010 I was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. In the 2001-2002 academic year I was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalist at the University of Colorado.
Previously, I worked on staff at Business 2.0 magazine, Internet World, and Reuters news agency (in Tokyo, New York and Silicon Valley). I hold a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master's degree in Asian studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BS in political science (with a minor in environmental studies) from UC Santa Cruz.
I live with my husband in Boulder, Colo., where, unlike most Boulderites, I don’t rock climb or run an Iron Man before breakfast. Despite not living up to the zeigeist of the town I do love nature, hiking, cycling, backpacking, and, of course, meditation and yoga.