Current Role at Stanford

Communications Manager & Science Writer
Spectrum | Stanford Center for Clinical & Translational Research & Education

I tell stories about the amazing biomedical research going on at Stanford with words, images and video. I especially enjoy explaining complex concepts in novel and easy-to-understand ways.

My stories enter the world through many media channels: our newspaper, websites, magazine, blog, and Twitter feeds. I also build new websites and am continually deploying new media tools as better ones come along.

The best part of my job is that I get to hang out brilliant people and learn new things every day.

Honors & Awards

  • Gold Award for Periodical Staff Writing, “Immune system disruption", Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) (2015)
  • Silver Award for Patient Education Information, “Stanford Medicine Magazine: Immune system issue", National Health Information Awards (2015)
  • AAMC Writing Award for Excellence, "Against the Odds: A Band of Rebels Fights to Save Health Care", Assoc. of American Medical Colleges (2014)
  • Stanford Medicine’s top-read story, "Stanford bioengineer develops a 50-cent paper microscope", Stanford Scope Blog (2014)
  • "Under Our Skin," best feature documentary, Oscar semifinalist (top 15), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2010)

Education & Certifications

  • MS, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering
  • BS, University of Utah, Mechanical Engineering