Magazine Editor + Science Journalist+ Photographer
I currently serve as the editor in chief of the Norwich Record, the quarterly magazine of Norwich University, a position I have held since April 2018. During that time, I have overseen a cover-to-cover redesign and editorial rethink of the magazine and diverse collaborations with Pulitzer-winning and Pulitzer-nominated photographers. My feature writing has taken on subjects ranging from a Silicon Valley startup, medical marijuana, and the disruptive future of online higher education to the coronavirus pandemic, data-science-driven drug research, and the basement metal-working shop of molecular chemist/motorcycle repair enthusiast.
I am a former senior writer and editor for National Geographic News in Washington, D.C., where I was among the founding editors of the National Geographic Society’s daily online news service. My stories and/or images have appeared in the Economist, Discover, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, High Country News, the Washington Post, El Diario, the New York Times Special Features Syndicate, among other outlets, and in the book Tales of the Weird (National Geographic). My photography has also featured in several books and gallery shows. I previously worked as an award-winning web producer for National Geographic.com. Exploring stories that intersect science, culture, innovation, and the environment, I have reported from four continents and for nearly two years worked as a journalist based on the South Island of New Zealand. In 2006, I was honored to receive a nine-month Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism for mid-career journalists at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
I divide my time between Vermont and Washington, D.C.
Portrait taken by Liam Markey (age 10) at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.