The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium 
April. 2014 – Present

Communications Specialist, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments program

Freelance Science Writer and Journalist 
Sept. 2012 – Present

Developed features and profiles for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Street Roots, The Mid-County Memo, Confluence Magazine, The Portland Mercury, and Edible Portland.

The Portland Mercury

News Reporter, Temporary Hire
Feb. 2013 – Apr. 2013

Filled in as a temporary news reporter.

Editorial Intern
Jan. 2012 – Sept. 2012

Investigated and developed over 30 original news stories for print and Web, including features and news leads. Topics ranged from local politics to criminal justice to the environment. Wrote additional stories for the Mercury blog. Assisted lead editors in gathering data and organizing sources for stories. Additional duties included live blogging, fact-checking, copyediting, and developing design concepts with the art department.

Oregon Sea Grant

Science Communications Fellow
Aug. 2011 – Oct. 2011

Developed feature articles detailing oceanic research for Oregon State University, including research on earthquakes, tsunamis, and climate change.

IT Connections
Lead Writer-Graduate Teaching Fellow
Jul. 2010 – Sept. 2011

Researched and edited tech stories for IT Connections, University of Oregon Information Services’ newsletter. Topics covered the use of technology in education, including interactive museum exhibits, open source software, and app development. Additional duties included editing the department Web site for clarity, and working in HTML.

Willamette Week
Editorial Intern
Mar. 2011 – Jun. 2011

Researched and wrote news stories for print and Web. Topics included local politics, labor, immigration, and civic safety. Additional duties included conducting research for lead writers, retrieving court documents, and writing for the blog.


University of Oregon
Master of Science in Magazine Journalism

College of Santa Fe
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science