Lead Investigative Health Reporter, Consumer Reports; March 2016 – Present.
Freelance Journalist, New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, Pacific Standard, Popular Science, etc.; May 2011-Present.
Staff Writer, Newsweek; July 2007 – May 2011.
Editorial Fellow, The Village Voice; January 2007 – July 2007.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Grantee, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, 2014; Reporting on Roma integration amid rising authoritarianism in Hungary.
Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, 2012-2013; Academic year fellowship. Studied Global Health and the History of Medicine.
Global Health Reporting Fellow, Kaiser Foundation, 2009; Reporting on the rise of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Eastern Europe.
Excellence in Reporting, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, 2008; For my Newsweek cover story on the struggle to cure addiction.
First Place, Horgan Prize for Science Writing, 2006; For my New York Times Magazine feature article on a scientist who was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to a year in prison.
Melvin Mencher Reporting Award, 2006
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, 2006; M.S. Journalism. With honors.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2006; M.A. in Environmental Science.
Rutgers University, 2002; B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Magna Cum Laude.
Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School, October 2002-August 2004; Studied epigenetic regulation in the immune system, primarily through mouse experiments.
Laboratory Technician, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, January 2002 – October 2002; Formulated diphtheria, meningitis and influenza vaccines in a manufacturing laboratory.