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Freelance Science and Data Writer

About Me

As a freelance science writer, I serve as a bridge connecting readers with the complex, specialized knowledge of experts. I am a PhD mathematician and a professionally trained creative writer. Through 20 years of university teaching experience, I've become equally comfortable crafting scientific storytelling for expert and non-expert audiences. Scientific stories have their own charisma, beauty, and power, and I love to help readers connect with the wonder and excitement that lie at the heart of scientific and technical work.

Industries I Write About

Science & Medicine

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My Writing Samples

Animal Crossing Ahead

News article on proposed legal protection for a wildlife corridor.

https://www.taosnews.com/news/environment/animal-crossing-ahead/article_5787ad4f-2c6a-54cd-87bf-b10a7c61125b.html

'The calm, still quiet'

News article on the importance of wilderness access to a veteran healing post traumatic stress.

https://www.taosnews.com/sports/the-calm-still-quiet/article_4c84999a-1144-56fc-a539-842a5111bf1c.html

No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating

A how-to article with suggestions for people who believe they're 'bad' at meditating.

https://www.yogapedia.com/no-you-arent-terrible-at-meditating-3-tips-for-getting-back-to-the-cushion/2/10686

Ready to Pivot

Article profiling one distillery's adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic.

https://distilling.com/distillermagazine/ready-to-pivot/

Behind the Mask

Q&A with a medical ethicist about the balance of personal privacy with the need to share information during a pandemic.

https://searchlightnm.org/new-post-template-clone-this-2/

BLAST: An Expert System for Blast Injury Diagnosis and Treatment

A short paper outlining a medical application of artificial intelligence.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/3111323/Miller_BLAST_MIWAI_2010.pdf?1561664227

The Disease that Infected Half the World: Mathematics, Biology, and History

A paper detailing a student project on SIRD (susceptible, infected, recovered, dead) epidemiological models, using data from the 1918 influenza pandemic.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/3111353/Primus_paper_Infected_Half_the_world.pdf?1561666523

Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness)

Article defining the yogic practice of kindness of self and others, and its importance for reducing stress, anxiety, and anger.

https://www.yogapedia.com/ahimsa-yogas-single-most-important-practice-kindness/2/10497

How to Take Back Control of Your Emotional Responses

A guide to dealing with difficult emotions.

https://www.yogapedia.com/the-tendencies-of-feelings-and-how-to-take-back-control-of-your-emotional-responses/2/8675

Experience

Writer and Editor

Freelance writing and editing. Specializing in: articles, blog posts, B2B, video scripts, white papers, presentations. Niches: science writing, data journalism, academic editing, artificial intelligence, conservation, engineering, technology.

Company: Becoming Mighty LLC

I worked there from 9/2017 until now

Sports Editor

Ran the one-person sports department at an award-winning weekly newspaper. Duties include story selection, reporting, fact-checking, writing, photography and layout. In support of the primary mission of journalism, which is to effectively communicate true information, I received training as a Data Journalist through Investigative Reporters and Editors. Through that training, I learned to create, clean, maintain, and analyze large databases using Python, Microsoft Excel, SQL,

Company: Taos News

I worked there from 10/2018 until 9/2019

Assitant Professor of Mathematics

Primary duties included research, teaching, and service to the University. As a professor, I conducted original mathematical research in set theory, conservation biology, information, and medical applications of AI, and published numerous original mathematical research publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as papers on pedagogy. I regularly gave presentations to a wide range of audiences, including peers at professional conferences and informal talks to middle school students.

Company: City University of New York

I worked there from 8/2011 until 8/2017

Content I Write