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A Chicago-based reporter & (sometimes) essayist, I write about ​the universe & how the pursuit of understanding it impacts ​society. In 2023, my work was recognized by the National ​Academies with an Excellence in Science Communications award. ​I am currently a reporting fellow at The New York Times.

I'm also a co-founder of The #IAm Project, a local organization in ​Mesa, Arizona that seeks to empower women of color in STEM.

In 2023, I earned my Ph.D. in physics from the University of ​Chicago, where I studied how tiny particles called neutrinos ​interact with matter, knowledge that may someday reveal why ​we have a universe.

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The Unwritten Laws of Physics

WIRED, 6.7.2022

I spoke about the inception of this piece on episode 334 of The Creative ​Nonfiction Podcast. Listen on your favorite app!

I had been burned out before. This time was different

Physics Today & Physics World, 10.26.21

Part of the 2021 #BlackInPhysics essay series

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interested in scicomm or journalism? here’s a primer.

Scicomm generally involves scientists engaging with the public about topics related to their own expertise. Science journalism, on the other hand, involves reporting on other scientists’ work to the public. Here’s a good article on the difference. Science writing is somewhat of a catch-all term that encompasses science journalism & institutional comms, like writing press releases for a university.

If you’re a scientist in contact with a journalist, here’s a handy media guide.

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