I work for the NASA Earth Observatory, a website focused on our climate and environment. I cover a range of topics, but I write most frequently about meteorology, air quality, wildfires, geology, and environmental change.  I post frequently to the Earth Matters blog and also help maintain the Earth Observatory’s social media presence.

When I have spare time, I freelance. My work has most recently appeared in Runner’s World, Earth, and Streetsblog Capitol Hill. Before writing for NASA, I was medical reporter for U.S. News & World Report, where I covered environmental and men’s health.

In 2005, I graduated from Brown University with a degree in geology-biology. In the last few years, I’ve been working on a masters in science writing at Johns Hopkins University. I grew up in Western Massachusetts along with a vegetable farm, two older brothers, and a younger sister. I currently live with my wife, a painter, in Washington D.C.

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