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A Chicago-based reporter & (sometimes) essayist, I write about ​the universe & how the pursuit of understanding it impacts ​society. My work was recognized by the National Academies with ​an Excellence in Science Communications award. I’m currently a ​reporter on the science desk of The New York Times, which I ​joined as part of the 2023-2024 fellowship class.

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 in contribution to searches for physics ​beyond the Standard Model & a solution to the relative lack of ​antimatter in our universe.

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published work

some reported stuff i'm proud of:


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

other stuff (selected):


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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