The physical nature of proteins and viruses was the focus of my research during my years as a graduate student and postdoc. I also  dabbled in science communication and data visualization along the way, until that side of my work immersed me completely. Today I am a freelance science writer in addition to my full-time commitment as a Senior Science Editor in academia.

List of academic publications (MyNCBI Link)

Work Experience:

2016 - Present

Freelance Science Writer

2021 - Present

Baylor College of Medicine

Senior Science Editor

2018 - 2021

Binghamton University (SUNY)

Research Development Specialist


Arizona Department of Health Services

Public Health Scientist, Virology & Serology

2011 - 2016

Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute

Postdoctoral Researcher (Structural Biology, Virology)

Advisor: Brenda Hogue

2006 - 2011

Arizona State University

Doctoral Researcher (Photosynthesis, ATP Synthase)

Advisor: Petra Fromme

2004 - 2006

University of Utah

Undergraduate Researcher (Structural Biology)

Advisors: Chris Hill, Sean Johnson

2001 - 2003

Bionic Technologies, LLC / Cyberkinetics, Inc.

Laboratory Technician


2011: PhD, Biochemistry

Arizona State University

2005: BS, Chemistry

University of Utah

2003: AS, Chemistry

Salt Lake Community College