I am a freelance science writer and clinical psychologist based in Portland, OR

My work ranges from writing magazine articles to developing critical thinking courses disguised as a quest for Bigfoot.  In recent articles, I’ve explored adolescent embarrassment, the link between disgust and morality, citizen science video games, and memory boosting strategies.

In my former life as a psychology professor and child therapist I conducted research on personality, stress, and coping, taught college students, and helped children overcome emotional and behavioral problems.

Despite my academic background, I enjoy writing about topics with broad appeal, using words most people know. Favorite topics include behavior change, brain quirks, emotions, psychological disorders, child development, social psychology, and behavioral economics.

For more details,  check out my resume.