I have a BA in journalism and minors in environmental science and Spanish from the University of Arizona. I have spent the past seven years writing about food and sustainability, immigration, space, ecology, archaeology and biotechnology. Most recently, I was a staff writer at BioCentury, a health and life science trade publication providing the biotech industry with analysis of the latest scientific breakthroughs, policy changes, company deals, and financial news. I have covered scientific research for both a professional and lay audience, with a particular love for immunology and astronomy. Outside of writing and learning, my passion is home baking.
At BioCentury, I produced profiles on emerging biotechs and assessed academic research and healthcare legislation for weekly publication. I analyzed venture investments, IPOs and M&A for deals and financial stories. This year, I helped manage COVID-19 coverage, keeping tabs on notable therapeutic, diagnostic and vaccine developments.
I earned a Pulliam Fellowship in 2016 and worked on the Watchdog investigative team at the Arizona Republic. I dug up court documents and interviewed lawyers, U.S. Border Patrol members and human rights advocates to investigate a policy of prosecuting juveniles as adults in a two-part series. I also produced an explainer piece on a proposed transmission line that would cut through a wildlife sanctuary.
I began covering science as a NASA Space Grant intern in 2016. In addition to reporting on the OSIRIS-REx mission launch for the Arizona Daily Star, I detailed an archaeologist’s mission to preserve petroglyphs in the Sonoran Desert. After graduating, I interned at Science News magazine, covering scientific research from a variety of fields — ecology, immunology, neurology — for a general audience.
Food & Sustainability
I began my journalism career at Edible Baja Arizona, a food magazine in Southern Arizona, where I produced weekly blogs that delved into the connections between food, the community and the desert. As a fellow for the Arts & Life desk at the Arizona Daily Star, I wrote about Tucson’s journey to become a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.