I am a science writer and Investigative journalist at Snopes.
Before joining Snopes, I wrote about science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at BuzzFeed. These days, my work generally centers around scientific misinformation and long-term investigative projects. Some of my investigative work includes:
Hiding in Plain Sight: PAC-Connected Activists Set Up ‘Local News’ Outlets (with Bethania Palma) 4 March 2019
Media Firm “Providr” Allegedly Owes Money to Several Angry Facebook Publishers (with Vinny Green) 17 July 2018
‘Content Providers’ Easily Find Ways Around Facebook’s Rules (with Vinny Green) 26 May 2018
My scientific background is in geological sciences. I have a master’s degree from Brown University, where my work focused on reconstructing environmental changes during a major mass extinction event by extracting molecular clues trapped in 200 million year old rocks. This research was published in the journal Geology in April 2015.
In addition, I have a master's degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. An adapted version of my Hopkins thesis essay was published online at The Atlantic under the title “The Desert Rock That Feeds the World” in November 2016.