I am a writer, journalist and naturalist living in western Massachusetts.  My published work includes science journalism, nature writing and poetry. I also write for children.

I teach in the Jacobson Writing Center at Smith College and am a lecturer in the English department. During the summer, I have taught science writing to high school girls in Smith’s Summer Science and Engineering Program.

I am serving as the Writer-in-Residence at the Northampton Forbes Public Library for 2015-2018. You can listen to or read brief interviews with me at NEPR, Writer’s Voice (starting 32 minutes in), Write Angles and Straw Dog Writers Guild.

I received my Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Michigan.