About Me

Hi there! I’m an investigative reporter who focuses mostly on healthcare and technology. In the past, I've written about deceptive marketing for addiction rehabs, the risks of app-based mental health treatment, and how a biotech company violated animal welfare laws. Sometimes I shake it up – I’ve also reported on fish slaughter and why animal sanctuaries are overrun by giant pet tortoises.

My reporting on rehab marketing was nominated for a 2018 Livingston Award, and in 2016 I received the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s award for Excellence in Public Awareness. I have a B.S. in behavioral neuroscience from Northeastern University, a graduate degree in science communication from UC Santa Cruz, and have read the entirety of Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. 

I live in Oakland, California with a dog named Ickus and a snake named Snek.