I work with COMPASS to empower scientists to convey their science accurately and succinctly to a broad range of audiences. I have a master's degree in science journalism, and have worked as an editorial researcher for National Geographic's Traveler Magazine, as a science news writer for COSMOS Magazine in Sydney, Australia, and for the NPR program Living on Earth. After receiving my BSc from the University of Michigan in environmental science and aquatic ecology, I spent nearly three years working aboard commercial fishing boats in New England as a Marine Fisheries Observer. I have also studied the impacts of invasive species on Great Lakes fish communities and the water chemistry of permafrost meltwater in arctic Alaska in order to detect changes over time. I am an avid scuba diver and traveler, and have been diving off five continents.