I’m a freelance science writer and professor teaching statstics in Washington, DC. At the age of 13 I started tutoring in math and science and pretty much haven’t stopped since. I studied engineering as an undergraduate and got my PhD in Statistics from Stanford University. Right now I’m teaching statistics at various levels in American Sign Language at Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. I use a lot of active learning and creative pedagogy in my courses.
I also did a graduate program in Science Communication at the University of California-Santa Cruz. My specialty in science journalism centers around data, probability, and statistics. My work has appeared in Nature, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, New Scientist, and Scientific American, among others. My feature article on P-values in Nature earned the American Statistical Association’s 2014 Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award.
When I’m not writing or teaching I’m often speaking to a variety of audiences about fun topics – like why we just can’t understand p-values, abuses and misuses of statistics, all the ways our brain fools us during data analysis, and the right (and wrong) ways to communicate quantitative information.
PhD in Statistics
Graduate Certificate, Science Communication
University of California-Santa Cruz
BSIE in Industrial Engineering
University of South Florida
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