I'm a sociologist turned science journalist, currently working as News Editor, Online, at Scientific American. Previously, I was a senior editor for LiveScience.com and SPACE.com, part of Imaginova Corp. I have additional experience in print journalism (Pasadena Star–News); wire journalism (City News Service of Los Angeles); science writing for academics (American Museum of Natural History) and network online journalism (CNN.com). I earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 1998–99 academic year. I'm on the board of the National Association of Science Writers.