Writing comes in many forms. Much of my freelance science writing is with research groups and cannot be shared. However, I have also published lay articles and summaries about research articles to give a sample of my writing styles. Projects can include website materials, general audience articles, research summaries, scientist spotlights and more. Please contact me with interests.


General Audience Articles

  • Eating insects is an emerging benefit to help environmental and health issues.  In this article, published Feb 2019 by Massive Science, I explore some of the recent research behind eating insects.  I explain how insect farming is better for the environment then traditional animals (e.g., greenhouse gasses, land and water use).  I also discuss some of the trendy gourmet insect themed foods now on the scene.
  • Science Communication (#SciComm) is becoming more widely appreciated among researchers.  To help scientist, there is a growing body of tools available.  One resource is Science Talk, which I contributed an article about a video I created aimed at 11-year old students.
  • Writing for different audiences is a necessary task.  Here I show one example of how I tackle writing with the topic of insects.  I write for 5 year olds, undergraduate students, graduate students, and a colleague in my field.
    What is an insect?

Research Article Summaries


Youthful Audiences

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science asks scientists to answer, for 11-year old students a complicated question–that they will judge.  In 2016 the question was:  What is Sound?

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science asks scientists to answer, for 11-year old students a complicated question–that they will judge.  In 2017 the question was:  What is Energy?

Ever have a question you want to ask a scientist about?  The Idaho Environmental Surveillance, Education, and Research Program has a forum for just that!
I answered the question:  Are daddy longlegs the most venomous spiders?

As an early career scientist I entered my research into a competition where scientist had to explain their research to a general audience.  As a finalist, the work was presented as a poster at the Glasgow Science Museum.
Using insect ‘ears’ to understand novel methods of sound reception

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