About

About Me and My Resume

 

Education
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Science Communication Program
1996
  • Cornell University
    MS in Developmental Genetics
1995
  • Whitman College
    BA in Biology
1991
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
News
The Scientist
CBS HealthWatch
New Scientist
ScienceNOW
Daily Inscight
BioInform
Discovery Channel Online
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Features
The Scientist
New Scientist
Astronomy
Metro Santa Cruz
Reviews
Sidewalk.com
Digital City (Contributing writer, Kids&Family beat)
 
Books
The Muscular System
Volume within Human Body Systems Series
Greenwood Press
 
2004
Kraft Recovery Boilers
Edited and co-wrote chapters of a graduate-level text book
 
1996
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.
Radio
KUSP radio in Santa Cruz (Internship)
Wrote and produced short news pieces for Field Notes.
 
1996
Science Outreach 
  • Ithaca ScienCenter
    Demonstrated exhibits as volunteer
1995
  • Expanding Your Horizons
    Ran molecular genetics hands-on session for junior high girls
1994-1995
  • Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers
    Led molecular genetics session for high school students
1994
  • SCUBA/marine biology interest course
    Led, organized, and taught course for groups of 10 divers