Identity crises have always been part of the fabric of my life. Growing up in Switzerland to American parents, I learned early on that I was a foreigner in the place I called home.
One day in the seventh grade, my science teacher showed us an episode of a French TV show about human evolution. The show was full of corny reenactments of humans discovering fire, creating tools, and crying (yep) for the first time. The production value left something to be desired, but I remember looking around at my classmates afterward and realizing that we were connected in a way that transcended national identity. As a science writer, I am dedicated to uncovering the threads that connect us to each other and the world.
I studied molecular biology at Colorado College. I have worked as a field assistant in Alaska studying fish evolution, researched plant viruses at North Carolina State University, and once extracted moth DNA from owl poop.
Since graduating college I have worked on the podcast SAPIENS and the radio show Big Picture Science.
I am now seeking a master's degree in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz.