Journalist & Technologist

Overview

I’m a New York-based journalist focused on digital media innovation and the future of storytelling. I like to help tech and editorial teams get along so awesome new things can get built for newsrooms. I also write about science and technology, and run a very cool community for women futurists.

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I’m a New York-based journalist and product manager focused on digital media innovation and the future of storytelling. I get excited about building, experimenting with, and evangelizing the use of new technologies in newsrooms.

I have 5 years of experience working across editorial, social media/audience development, and product management — both in newsrooms and at quick-moving startups in San Francisco and New York. I’ve launched verticals, founded online communities, built and shipped mobile and desktop applications, and have been part of a team with a successful exit (Feb. 2017).

My academic background is in evolutionary biology, psychology, and neuroscience. That means I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the large-scale systems that drive the natural world, and how they extend to the technology we’re building. I’m a fan of the scientific method, design thinking, and first-principles thinking as approaches to problem-solving and experience design.

I spent 2 years working as a science editor at The Huffington Post, and I continue to write about science, tech, and the future. I’ve written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, New Scientist, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, among others. I've also completed a very nerdy science journalism fellowship on transhumanism at Duke University, that I will gladly talk your ear off about. 

I'm committed to increasing the amount of diversity in STEM and futurism. In 2016, I founded a community and visibility platform for women in emerging technology called Women Futurists Collective.  A few years ago, I founded the HuffPost Girls in STEM Mentorship Program. I continue to stay involved with mentorship and the science/tech/art community in NYC and recently, I became a mentor for Columbia University's startup accelerator, Almaworks.

Reach out to me if you're interested in collaborating on projects around diversity/inclusion in STEM, newsroom & storytelling innovation, or just want to chat about nerdy futurism things.