I'm a Denver-based freelance science writer, a contributing writer at WIRED Science, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. I am also the author of the book Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the forthcoming They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers. A writing portfolio lives here. In previous lives, I was an associate editor at Astronomy and a public education person at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. When I'm not making sentences or recording our conversations, I enjoy reading short story collections, running weirdly long distances in the wilderness, teaching my dog English, and trying to become a better navigator.