Science journalist since 1991. Including online Earth Producer for Discovery News, live science radio broadcaster, newspaper reporter, digital journalist, documentary script writer, museum exhibits writer and interpreter of science for the public.
Special expertise in producing news, feature articles, slide shows, biographies and video scripts on topics in Earth, planetary, marine and space sciences and technology. This includes, but is not
limited to, seismology, hydrology, geophysics, meteoritics,
oceanography, marine sciences, evolutionary biology, astrobiology,
meteorology, climatology, artificial intelligence, solar science, animal behavior, astronomy and astrophysics. I also have written extensively about biotechnology.
Outlets and organizations for which I have written include the following:
Discovery News : science correspondent & producer from 1998-2010 and 2012-2014.
From 1993 through 1998 for the Santa Cruz County Sentinel, the
Salinas Californian, the Tahoe Daily Tribune and the Lahontan
Valley News. As a full-time staff writer at these publications I covered a
wide variety of beats including science, environment and natural resources,
water, tribal and social issues and was often called upon to edit other
reporters' articles. I wrote a regular science column at the Tahoe Daily
Earth Sciences Interpreter...
Ranger for the U. S. National Park Service in Death
Valley (1991-1992) where I wrote articles, designed and presented multimedia
programs and exhibits for the public and hosted living history tours and natural history hikes and served as Spanish interpreter
Graduate Certificate in Science Writing, 1993
University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. Earth Sciences, 1987 Emphasis on paleontology University of
California, Santa Cruz Oakes College distinguished service award
AWARDS & GRANTS
2007 Kavli Science Journalism Workshop: The Universe
2000 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Science Directorate Grant in
collaboration with Strong Mountain Productions.
Numerous awards for writing and graphics from the Nevada Press Association
from 1994 through 1998, including state Journalist of Merit for small dailies
National Association of Science Writers
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
High school science and math teacher.
Environmental geologist for Du Pont Environmental Remediation Services
Ecological study and travel in Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras,
Guatemala, Nicaragua, Hawaii, England, Spain & Italy.