“Writers live twice.” ~ Natalie Goldberg
Hello there, you magnificent being, you. Thanks for dropping by. Though I’ve tried many things in life, writing remains my steadiest pursuit, and has given me a consistent way to bridge the arts and sciences. Whether I’m working in bioethics research and health policy or trying to finish a new short story, I’m fascinated by how we humans work together (or don’t so much) to face our problems. I think I’ll always be riveted by medical history, bioethical quandaries, and the question of how to live. I’m probably more enchanted by random facts than I have any right to be. And I’m drawn to the tension between restlessness and community. I think a lot about how to connect with others, how to encounter multiple perspectives, and how to support others’ work. I have an MFA from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in public health genetics from the University of Washington. I’m a former AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, and my work has been published in multiple literary and scientific journals. Right now I’m finishing a novel on the young women who survived the Green River Killer. When I’m not doing that I like to read, climb rocks, and drink scotch beside fires with good friends. If you’d like to collaborate on any shared interests, please don’t be a stranger!