I help science organizations tell their stories by developing communication strategies, writing articles, coordinating marketing campaigns, and leading website redesigns. I thrive when involved in a diverse set of projects, so I work as an independent contractor under the business name Red Root LLC. Learn more about what I can offer your project.



Growing up I was inspired by math, design, and my relationship with nature — all the while dreaming of becoming a scientist or architect. Then, I discovered my passion for storytelling and recognized humanity's need to understand and be inspired by our natural surroundings. Trained in college as a science writer and graduating with a communications degree, I seek to combine my love for storytelling, eye for design, and aptitude for the quantitative. It's this combination of left- and right-brained abilities which makes me an effective communicator, exceptional teammate, and an efficient project manager.

Bachelor of Science

University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2006
Natural Resources / Life Science Communication

Environmental Studies Certificate

University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2006
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Red Root LLC
Communication Consultant
June 2015 – Present
Scientific Societies

Communications Manager
February 2015 – June 2015

American Association for the Advancement of Science

New Media and PR Specialist
January 2013 – August 2014

Red Root Publishing

Marketing Consultant
March 2012 – January 2013

Giant Campus / Education2020

Marketing Coordinator
Jan 2011 – Jan 2012

National Anemia Action Council / EDI

Website / Communications Coordinator
May 2007 – May 2010

Learn more about the consulting services I provide to science organizations.