About Me

If you’d like to learn more about me, you can watch this intro video I made for Upwork! Formal bios (both short and long) are below, too.

Short bio:

I am a freelance science writer and member of both the National Association of Science Writers and Society of Professional Journalists. I earned my BS from MIT in Brain and Cognitive Science and my MS in Neuroscience from Georgetown University. A freelance writer since 2013, I also have 10+ years of research experience from MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Georgetown. I am founder of the science writing company Fancy Comma, LLC.

Long bio:

I am a science writer, policy and finance nerd, and trained neuroscientist. As a writer, I love to examine complex topics — and explain them in an easy-to-understand way for readers.

I earned my BS in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT and an MS in Neuroscience from Georgetown University. Since 2013, I have been a freelance writer in the fields of health, science, technology, policy, and business/finance. In 2020, I founded my own science writing company, Fancy Comma, LLC. We provide a variety of freelance writing and editing services for many different industries. You can read about my path to science writing here.

I have over ten years of scientific research experience from MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Georgetown University. I studied the brain’s structure and function in response to addiction, stress, and other adverse experiences. If you’re curious about the brain’s ability to remodel itself — called neuroplasticity — you might like this blog post I wrote. You can also check out my publications on Google Scholar.

I am also a policy wonk. As a graduate student, I interned at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, researching and summarizing the latest technology trends in cognitive neuroscience. From 2011-2013, I was a Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Fellow. I have also worked in Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives. I am skilled in legislative research and analysis.

Finally, I love finance. Whether the topic is stock picks, economic trends, or the latest happenings in FinTech, chances are that I’m reading about it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any inquiries.