I believe that science is our most powerful form of storytelling. Using my scientific training and creative writing background, I’m helping to write and edit medical research in order to advance scientific progress and improve patient lives.
In 2018, I earned my PhD in cancer biology at Oregon Health & Science University, combining standard molecular biology with large-scale data analysis to identify new therapies for leukemia. I also mentored and taught students one-on-one, volunteered with multiple science organizations, written essays and opinion pieces for OHSU websites, and edited and revised successful grant proposals and manuscripts.
After graduate school, I worked as a non-traditional postdoctoral fellow at the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center at OHSU, where I established an infrastructure for science communication and started an initiative to identify relevant publishing platforms for CEDAR researchers to use and share their discoveries with the community. I was recently hired a Medical Writer and Publications Manager at Exact Sciences in Madison, WI.
Science is the best way to communicate deep truths about the universe and one another. My experience has helped me better articulate the challenge and complexity of research, and I’m passionate about improving scientific literacy and engaging the public in new, exciting discoveries.