I am a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and Scientific American. I have also written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, National Geographic, Wired, Outside, Lapham’s Quarterly, McSweeney’s, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Some of my work has been anthologized by The Best American Science and Nature Writing series and has received the support of fellowships from UC Berkeley and the MIT Knight Science Journalism Program, as well as a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant.
Currently, I am writing a book about the coevolution of Earth and life, which will be published by Random House. My agents are Larry Weissman and Sascha Alper of Larry Weissman Literary.
I have an MA in journalism from New York University and a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University. I live in Portland, Oregon.