Multimedia Production

I am the lead producer on Gravity Assist, NASA’s podcast featuring conversations with scientists doing cutting-edge space research. I also produce the EZ Science video series and edit website articles. Additionally, I am the multimedia storytelling lead for the James Webb Space Telescope. I often host Twitter Spaces events for NASA about the observatory and other NASA science topics.

In 2021, I served as writer/producer and helped launch the NASA Curious Universe podcast mini-series about the James Webb Space Telescope. This mini-series won a Webby Award in 2022.

Long-form space stories

From January 2018 to February 2020, I held a position called Senior Storyteller at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), working on multiplatform and long-form narrative stories.

NESSI Emerges as New Tool for Exoplanet Atmospheres – follow scientists as they set up a new instrument at Palomar Observatory

Follow That Planet! – why astronomers need to use telescopes on Earth when there are already spacecraft scanning the skies above the atmosphere

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?

Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets – the first sign of planets around another star was in a spectrum taken more than 100 years ago, but no one knew it at the time.

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