I write about energy, science, wine,
the environment, and everyday people.
I’ve been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT
and was a Correspondent for The Associated Press.
My work has been published in A Field Guide for Science Writers, Scientific American, The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, The Christian Science Monitor, Tablet, Cancer Today, and many newspapers.
I was an Environmental Law Fellow at Vermont Law School, and have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Washington Monthly,
The Newspaper Guild of America, Associated Press Managing Editors,
and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Praise for my reporting on North Carolina's
Eugenic sterilization program:
“We should be grateful to (the series) for achieving what has eluded academics: giving voice to those who have been hidden from history. (A) model of investigative journalism.”
– the Los Angeles Times
“This is what reporting is supposed to look like: meticulous, full of heart, and about something that truly matters.”
– Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
“A riveting series of investigative vignettes, a sobering look at both the perpetrators and the victims of the state’s sterilization program.” – Daniel Kevles, Yale University, author of
In the Name of Eugenics
"It captures our country and its policies at their worst but is in the end a testament to American citizens – and journalists – at their determined and enlightened best."
– Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winning author
of The Monkey Wars
“An important, heartbreaking addition to writings
on medical ethics and the history of medicine.”
– Library Journal
“Meticulous documentation and exhaustive reporting
uncovered a dirty secret.”
– Investigative Reporters and Editors
R E C E N T S T O R I E S
for CQ Researcher
for Scientific American
Food: The Boudin Trail
Review: “Unseen City”
by Nathanael Johnson / for AP
by Simran Sethi / for AP
Review: “For the Love of Wine”
by Alice Feiring / for AP
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