Hello from Wentzville, Missouri, which is a big town (or a small city) about 45 minutes west of St. Louis. Journalism is a second act for me. I spent many years in the research lab chasing bone cells through their workday, and figuring how what happens after they turn rogue.
Today, I’m on the Board of the Association of Health Care Journalists, head their Freelance Committee, and organize the Pitch Fest.
My favorite stories cover genetics, cancer, osteoarthritis, and aging. I was chosen for a 2013 reporting fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists. During my fellowship year, I wrote about how healthcare is delivered in the United State through the lens of access to genetic testing, counseling, and follow-up care, a subject I will continue to pursue.
I also co-founded and serve as editor-at-large for The Open Notebook, a craft-focused site for science, health, and environmental writers.