science stories

understanding the zombie disease of the sea

Sea stars have been hit by the ocean’s latest zombie apocalypse. Lesions swell on their bodies, internal organs emerge, and limbs detach.

News & Features Writing, Winter 2020


petri dish to big picture:

how microbes inspire creativity

Every year, scientists and artists together embark on a quest to create paintings with a rather unorthodox material: microbes.

Self-Editing & Publishing, Spring 2020


a seven-armed sea star

Ice-cold water shocked my hand as it breached the shallow tank’s surface. A rainbow of colors glittered up through gentle currents. 

Wordy & Nerdy, Spring 2020


reflections as a student of science communication

Why choose a to tell one story over another? Sometimes it’s interest, sometimes it’s inspiration, and other times it’s intrusion.

Wordy & Nerdy, Fall 2019

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dive into Birch Aquarium's annual Whale Fest kickoff

Orca songs echo through the Birch Aquarium as guests flood in for Whale Fest. 

News & Features Writing, Winter 2020