08.2019 Present

PhD student in Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

09.2012 – 01.2017 
M.S. in History and Philosophy of Science 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Thesis Topic: Connectomics and the Unification of Neuroscience

08.2004 – 12.2008
B.S. in Zoology and B.A. in Philosophy
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida



09.2019 - Present

Teaching Assistant

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courses: Introduction to Philosophy, The Social Contract


09.2018 05.2019

Course Co-designer/Teaching Assistant

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Course: Philosophy of Science MOOC

09.2018 – 05.2019

Adjunct Philosophy Professor

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

Courses: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science



01.2016 – 06.2018
Science Journalist,
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

02.2010 – 01.2019

Freelance Science Journalist, Editor and Photographer

Quanta | New York, New York

BioScience | Washington, DC

The American Scholar | Washington, DC

EARTH | Alexandria, Virginia

Nature Jobs | London, England

EuroScientist | Strasbourg, France


09.2012 – 05.2013 

Science Writing and Photography Intern 

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Okinawa, Japan


09.2011 – 06.2012

Distribution Manager

SAND, Berlin's English Literary Journal

Berlin, Germany


03.2011 – 06.2011 

Writing and Photography Intern

The Reykjavík Grapevine

Reykjavík, Iceland


09.2010 – 01.2011 

Science Writing Intern

The Scientist

New York, New York


09.2009 – 05.2010

Editorial Assistant

The American Scholar

Washington, DC




09.2007 – 08.2009

Various Field and Laboratory Assistant Positions

Colorado State University | Owl Population Ecology | Salyer, California

University of Florida | Crab Behavior and Avian Genetics | Gainesville, Florida
Université Pierre et Marie Curie | Deep Sea Microbiology | Paris, France


English | Native 

French | Intermediate

German | Beginner



Lecturer at 4th Kavli Symposium on Science Journalism

World Federation of Science Journalists, Kavli Foundation

Austin, Texas


Panelist on Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness Panel

Association of College and Research Libraries, Delaware Valley Chapter

Philadelphia, PA


Lecturer at SciFacts Workshop

The Poynter Institute

Saint Petersburg, FL


Lecturer at Science and You Conference

McGill University, Association Francophone Pour Le Savoir

Montreal, Canada


Panelist on Practicing Medicine in a Fact-Free World Panel

American Board of Internal Medicine, Science History Institute

Philadelphia, PA