In January 2018, I started a new role called Senior Storyteller at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), working on multiplatform and long-form narrative stories such as this one about the first evidence of exoplanets.

Latest stories

The Life and Death of a Planetary System – a seven-part interactive journey through billions of years, exploring how stars form, evolve and die.

Cosmic Detective Work: Why We Care About Space Rocks – a tour of the small worlds of the solar system and the spacecraft that explore them

How We Saved the Deep Space 1 Spacecraft – a longform narrative about the rescue of Deep Space 1

Symphony of Stars: The Science of Stellar Sound Waves – did you know the stars are singing?

Do-it-Yourself Science: Because We Are All Explorers – a project about citizen scientists around the world contributing to NASA discoveries

Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars – did you know that the exoplanet telescope Kepler is teaching us about supernovae?

Previous work

From, 2014-2017, I led news/media strategy for the following space missions at JPL:

Dawn – NASA’s mission to Vesta and Ceres that is the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial targets

Voyager – NASA’s twin spacecraft that collectively flew by all four outer planets. Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space!

Spitzer – NASA’s infrared telescope that helped reveal the seven Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1

NuSTAR – NASA’s high-energy X-ray observatory

WISE – NASA’s spacecraft that scanned the entire sky in twice the infrared, and was reactivated as NEOWISE

Planck – ESA’s cosmic microwave background observatory, with NASA participation

Herschel – ESA’s space telescope viewing the universe in far-infrared and submillimeter wavelengths, with NASA participation