About Me

I'm an award-winning science and environmental writer with thirty years of experience writing for newspapers, magazines and trade publications. In addition to nearly 15 years as a science and environmental writer at The Burlington Free Press, Vermont's largest daily newspaper, I've co-authored a 338-page natural history guide, "The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Vermont Mountains," and have been published in Audubon, New Scientist, Conservation, Scientific American.com and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, among others.

My work has been recognized with the 1993 AAAS Westinghouse Science Journalism award (now the Kavli Award), the Scripps-Howard Foundation Edward J. Meeman Award (finalist, 1993),  numerous Gannett Corp. awards, including the company's top honor, the Outstanding Achievement in Writing Award (1996) and the Vermont Press Association's Mavis Doyle Award for investigative reporting (1999).

In 1996-1997 I spent a year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 2002 we moved to Trondheim, Norway, so my husband could take a job at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Thus began my freelance career. In addition to freelancing for US outlets and for ScienceNordic.com, a Scandinavian news service, I work part-time at the university too, writing for its online news magazine, gemini.no