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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, FiveThirtyEight, 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:

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!

Colloidal Silver Turns You Blue--But Can It Save Your Life? (WIRED.com). Celebrities ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow to Infowar's Alex Jones swear by colloidal silver as a germ-fighting miracle cure. But the medical community says there's no evidence for these benefits, and warns about a pretty weird side effect. Why do so many people continue to use it? For WIRED.com.