I’m a writer and editor in Boston. I’m broadly interested in intellectual and cultural history across the sciences and humanities.
I was born in Florida and grew up in Georgia, but except for a summer in New York City, I’ve lived in the Boston area since 2005. A first-generation college student, I studied theoretical mathematics, literature, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard, graduating with two bachelor’s degrees in 2010. In the spring of 2017 I spent a semester doing graduate work at Harvard in intellectual history and the philosophy and the history of science.
Growing up, I wanted to be a scientist. I’ve done work in biomedical engineering, molecular immunology, cognitive neuroscience, and natural language processing in laboratories at NASA, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. After college, like most other millennials, I dutifully joined the gig economy by working as a private tutor and spent four months as an editorial intern at Boston Review.
I rejoined the magazine as assistant and then associate editor from 2013 to 2017, and then again in 2018, after visiting at Harvard, as senior editor. I work on a wide range of writing, from book reviews and literary and cultural criticism to fiction, poetry, and long-form essays and features on politics, philosophy, economics, science, and culture. I also served as the in-house editor of BR’s books series with MIT Press; I’ve edited three books of nonfiction and co-edited a chapbook of poetry. My most recent edited volume is Thinking in a Pandemic: The Crisis of Science and Policy in the Age of COVID-19, co-published by Boston Review and Verso Books. I offer freelance nonfiction editing for both general and technical audiences.
To follow what I’m reading, remembering, or regretting not having read, check out my scrapbook and reading lists.