Freelance Writer, May 2007 to present

-Sample clips in CLIPS section. Articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Boston Globe.

-On editorial board of The Boston Globe (2010), wrote editorials and op-eds

The Wall Street Journal, staff writer, May 2005 to May 2007

-Medical Reporter. Covered two local healthcare companies and developed front-page storieson a variety of health topics.

-Won the 2006 Excellence in Women’s Health Research Journalism Award for a page one article about fertility treatments

MIT Knight journalism fellow, 2004-2005

New Scientist magazine, July 2001 to August 2004

          -Reporter. Beats included cloning, stem cells, drug regulation, medicine.

            -Over 95% of stories pitched by me, most of them exclusives for the magazine.

            -Articles ranged from news stories to special reports to cover features. 

The Los Angeles Times , June 1999 to July 2000

-Biotechnology reporter, Business Section

-General assignment reporter, metro desk

-Kaiser Foundation Fellowship summer intern, science desk


Boston University School of Communications, 1998 to 1999- Graduate program in science journalism.

Harvard Medical School, 1994 to 1998- Ph.D. in Genetics

University of Puerto Rico, 1990 to 1994- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude