I grew up in rural North Carolina and have spent the rest of my life running away from the farm and chasing distant dreams. For high school, I attended the all-girls school Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, NC. Intrigued by the idea of an international career, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BSc in Foreign Service.

After almost ten years living in the DC region and several years working in international research grant management, I moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, where I spent over four years. My work there as an editor of academic research articles spawned my love of reading and writing about science.

I nurtured that new love and recently received my MA in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Currently, I work in Houston as an editor for a consulting firm. I live with my husband Vladimir, a brilliant geophysicist, and our three beautiful young daughters.