About Me

As a freelance science writer, I have the opportunity to focus on what I love to write about most, and what I love to write is space and astronomy. I’m not much of an observational astronomer–I don’t even own a telescope–and you’ll never get me on board a rocket ship, but I love to learn about how the universe works.

I received my Bachelors in English and Astrophysics from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. After a summer internship with Sky & Telescope magazine, I fell in love with writing about space and astronomy. I love the freedom I have to delve into the life cycle of a star one day and what makes a planet habitable the next, to explore the Big Bang and then count exoplanets.

On a personal level, I’m a single mom of four kids, all homeschooled, and I love the opportunity to mix work and family life. My oldest daughter has been interning with me for the last two years, attending science conferences, meeting researchers, and in general learning more about how the universe works. My younger children have caught the enthusiasm from rocket launches and Mars programs.

Feel free to comment, message me, or to chat me up at a conference (I’m something of a conference junkie). Thanks for stopping by!