I study and write about the history of science, technology, and the environment. I’m especially intrigued by the ways that all three intersect, and how the use of technology changes the way humans think about their environments. In addition to my research, I am also interested in methodologies including oral histories and using digital tools for evaluating and presenting information.
I was born in northern California, grew up in Spokane, Washington, and earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I spent a few years working for a small newspaper in Idaho, followed by freelance editing and design, before going back to school to earn my MA in history, with an emphasis in public history, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kansas City is my home, and I divide my time between it and Princeton, New Jersey, where I am working toward a PhD in History of Science.
I also produce and host a podcast, Drafting the Past, dedicated to the craft of writing history.
When I am not researching and writing, you are likely to find me making a mess of my garden, making a mess in the kitchen, or going hiking to get away from the mess.