About Me

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I am a Ph.D. physicist who worked in the field of medical imaging research for 20 years at Berkeley Lab. I helped develop new medical imaging scanners for improved cancer detection. My research involved interesting software and hardware engineering challenges, as well as understanding the associated medical applications. You can’t come up with a solution until you know the real problem.

I am now a full-time freelance science writer, editor, and writing instructor. I’m highly proficient at synthesizing complex technical information and translating it for a general audience. I write for Stanford School of Medicine, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and University of California Berkeley. And I am a medical editor for UCSF, Memorial Sloan and Kettering, and Stanford.

Finally, I have years of educational experience as a science and writing instructor. I specialize in teaching scientists how to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately. I teach science-writing workshops for Berkeley Lab, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Biotech companies.

I believe that good science communication is important and can help build a better future, and I’m passionate about promoting a public understanding of science.

For more information, check out my resume.

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