I am a Chicago-based writer whose work explores the intersection of science and politics, and on occasion, life in Japan. I currently work as a grant writer for a rehabilitation hospital in Chicago. From 2010-2013, I was an English teacher in rural Japan with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program and at an English conversation school. Previously, I worked as a freelance news reporter. My writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Japan Today, and Tricycle, among other publications. I hold a Bachelors of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and am currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Science Writing at Johns Hopkins University.