I am a freelance science journalist and audio producer based in Vancouver, Canada, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Currently, I work as the Assistant Editor for TED Ideas, and also in science communication at the University of British Columbia.
My writing has featured in New Scientist, Gizmodo, Broadly, the Huffington Post blog and more. In 2018 I received the BBC’s Ivan Noble Fellowship, and worked for 6 months reporting on breaking science and environment stories for the BBC News website, World Service Radio and on World News TV.
In 2017 I ran a week-long series for the BBC’s 100 Women, shining a spotlight on women working in science around the world, in celebration of Marie Curie’s 150th birthday. I have produced science stories for Inside Science and Science in Action on BBC radio.
Both a planetary geologist and a midwife by training (yes, both!), I enjoy sharing the hidden truths of our universe, and our home on this pale blue dot, through human stories. Though I am partial to the odd dinosaur.
Key focuses of my practice include decolonising science, diversifying the representation of research voices in journalism, and awakening a genuine sense of wonder at this miraculous planet we live on. (No, we can’t all move to Mars. It wants us to die far more than even the most inhospitable parts of Earth.)
I also have a past life as an arts critic and am perpetually interested in the crossroads where art and science meet.