| idea-driven, interdisciplinary & socially conscious |

I am a freelance writer specializing in the fields of science, philosophy and education.  My distinctly interdisciplinary approach to journalism hails from my diverse professional and educational experiences.  For example, I founded an education outreach consultancy, held a fellowship at a public policy think tank, worked as a congressional staffer, dabbled in law, and taught at a developmental research center, public and private elementary schools, and a university.  I currently work as a school programs educator at The Phillips Collection in conjunction with writing and operating my consultancy.

I hold a B.S. in Liberal Studies, cum laude from Cal Poly, with a focus in science and mathematics, a minor in Child Development/Psychology, an emphasis in Elementary Education and a teaching credential.

My professional and personal passion is the interdisciplinary study of the sciences and philosophy as they relate to the developmental trajectory of humans.  I use the lens of human beliefs to examine why humans do what we do during various life stages and, conversely, use science and philosophy to illuminate why humans believe what we believe.

Though I was born and raised near the paradisaical coasts of Southern California, I moved to the Washington, DC area over a decade ago, apart from a stint in NYC.  I enjoy lively conversations about big ideas, nature walks, painting, birding, urban hiking, strolling through museums, as well as meandering bike rides and other contemplative outings with my husband, children (ages 9 and 7) and dog, Baxter.