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

Solar Energy: Boom and Controversy

for CQ Researcher

Foraging Israel

for Tablet

Goliath’s Dig

for Scientific American

Food: The Boudin Trail

for AP

Review: “Unseen City”

by Nathanael Johnson   /  for AP

Review: Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love

by Simran Sethi  /  for AP

Review: “For the Love of Wine”

by Alice Feiring  /  for AP

Palestinian winemakers

preserve ancient traditions

for AP

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