She won a Gracie Award in 2015 for Talking While Female, and a 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for a series on why you should love your microbes. Before coming to All Things Considered, she spent six years on Morning Edition working crazy shifts, traveling, and directing the show.
She started out in radio at Stanford’s radio station, KZSU, and went on to study documentary radio at the Salt Institute. She studied English in college, but also spent six months in East Africa doing work related to HIV/AIDS.
She lives in Washington, DC with her spouse and two kids. If she had spare time, she would use it to paint and play the ukulele.