About Me and My Resume


  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Science Communication Program
  • Cornell University
    MS in Developmental Genetics
  • Whitman College
    BA in Biology
University Relations 2002-current
  • Write news, features and press releases for Stanford University School of Medicine news office.
  • News clips were part of a package that won a 2003 CASE gold medal and the 2007 CASE Circle of Excellence Award.
  • Writing for Stanford Medicine Magazine was part of a package of clips that won the 2006 AAMC Award of Excellence.
Freelance Writing  1996-current
The Scientist
CBS HealthWatch
New Scientist
Daily Inscight
Discovery Channel Online
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The Scientist
New Scientist
Metro Santa Cruz
Digital City (Contributing writer, Kids&Family beat)
The Muscular System
Volume within Human Body Systems Series
Greenwood Press
Kraft Recovery Boilers
Edited and co-wrote chapters of a graduate-level text book
Content Development
Genetic Health, Department Editor 6/00-6/01
  • Wrote reference articles about the genetics of common diseases. Wrote the entire Diabetes section.
    See the section
  • Wrote feature and news articles about current research in human genetics.
  • Wrote the Genetics 101 section
    A representative article
  • Assigned and edited freelance feature articles.
  • Edited and coordinated production for the heart disease section
    See the section
  • Wrote and produced JavaScript disease quizzes.
    See the quizzes
  • Updated content on the Genetic Health web site.
  • Coordinated production for some disease sections.
  • Produced HTML pages for content, feature, and news articles.
  • Wrote and produced glossary entries.



Technical Writing
CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.— MarCom Editorial Supervisor 1/00-6/00
  • Edited CLONTECHniques, a 32-page quarterly newsletter with a distribution of over 100,000 in 15 countries.
  • Assigned articles. Coordinated freelance writers.
  • Worked with desktop publishers and printers to meet schedules.
  • Wrote CLONTECHniques articles.
  • Wrote brochures, ads, mailers, press releases.
  • Worked with artists to produce graphics.
CLONTECH Laboratories, Inc.—MarCom Editor 6/99-1/00
  • Wrote for the quarterly newsletter, CLONTECHniques.
  • Wrote brochures, ads, mailers, and press releases.
  • Coordinated expert review to ensure accuracy.
  • Worked with artists and desktop publishers to produce graphics.
  • Worked with freelance writers.
Rhetorex/Lucent/Brooktrout—Senior Technical Writer 1/97-6/99
  • Wrote hardware and software installation quick reference cards and theory of operation manuals for a computer telephony company
  • Coordinated artwork
  • Scheduled documentation for projects
  • Organized and edited company web site.
Meta/Avant!—Contract Technical Writer 8/96-1/97
  • Wrote user manuals for integrated circuit design software.
  • Organized manual archiving system.
  • Edited and updated style guide.
KUSP radio in Santa Cruz (Internship)
Wrote and produced short news pieces for Field Notes.
Science Outreach 
  • Ithaca ScienCenter
    Demonstrated exhibits as volunteer
  • Expanding Your Horizons
    Ran molecular genetics hands-on session for junior high girls
  • Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers
    Led molecular genetics session for high school students
  • SCUBA/marine biology interest course
    Led, organized, and taught course for groups of 10 divers