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I'm a freelance journalist with a background in analytical and marine chemistry. I left the lab in 2014 to pursue journalism full time, and since then I've written for The New York Times Magazine, WIRED, The Guardian, and many other publications.

I earned my masters in chemistry from UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and my masters in journalism from UC Berkeley. I'm currently based in Los Angeles.

Some work I'm especially proud of:

We Had No Power (The New York Times Magazine). Women at the Salk Institute say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone.

Action at a Distance (The New York Times Magazine). How the visual effects industry is being lured away from California — and into two of the most expensive cities in the world.

The Björn Ultimatum (WIRED). One Swede will kill cash forever—unless his foe saves it from extinction. I went to Sweden and met with the two men who are fighting over the future of currency in Sweden (and the world). With ABBA songs!