Science writer, Oceanus Magazine
I was born in California by San Francisco Bay. Childhood summers included fishing in Washington rivers, digging clams on Oregon beaches, and camping from the redwoods to the Olympic rainforest.
Daughter of a chemistry teacher, I inclined toward science early, went to the University of California, Davis,and met my future husband Larry knee-deep in mudflats during a field course on marine invertebrates. We married, spent a year in Bimini on a science-on-a-shoestring expedition to study open-ocean zooplankton, and returned to Davis, where I pursued a master’s degree investigating how microscopic worms survive drying.
We came to WHOI but I returned to California to complete a PhD in zoology, commuting cross-country when my oceanographer husband went to sea. I've been fortunate to be able to stay close to science, in science writing and educational outreach. I live with my husband, a dog and a cat, and try to keep track of all our schedules.
Posted: July 26, 2005