I am a writer and editor focusing on technology, health, and justice. My articles, essays, and stories have been published by The Atlantic online, The Common, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, Harvard’s Nieman Reports, The New York Times, Orion, Time-Life Books, The Rumpus, Scientific American, Undark, The Verge, The Writer, and others. I am a reporter for Type Investigations, a 2017 Logan Nonfiction Fellow, and a 2017 Mirror Award winner, and also the founding editor and publisher of the award-winning magazine AMC Outdoors and an editor-at-large to the journal Appalachia.
I’ve worked in a newsroom, and also a barn, a disco, a bar, and an embassy. I’ve waited tables and cleaned houses and climbed ice-falls, and, for a couple years, lived in Paris, Strasbourg, and Marseille, France. I have a BA in French literature and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where I am a reader for the journal Hunger Mountain.