I ask questions and seek answers about the extraordinary natural world and the scientists who study it. I share my findings with curious kids through lively nonfiction books and articles. Through my writing I aim to connect children with nature, inspiring them to explore and ask their own questions.
My background includes coursework at the Institute of Children’s Literature, science and nature writing workshops at the Highlights Foundation, a B.S. from Cornell University, and a M.S. from UMBC. Before writing for children, I spent twelve years working in academic labs and biotechnology companies, mainly focused on intracellular signalling and cancer.
I’m passionate about thorough, accurate research and fun, engaging communication with children. I work from the Mid-Michigan area.