suture ant mandibles, Ecuador   Image: Annette Heist



I’ve been a waitress, biologist, reporter, fact-checker, picture-taker, science writer and radio producer. I still do some of those things, and I work as a registered nurse in behavioral health. My work has appeared in bioGraphicScience NewsNatural HistoryPopular Science, the New York Daily News, Mademoiselle, on NPRand at Science Friday where I was a producer for over fourteen yearsYou can reach me here