I’m a journalist based in Vancouver, Canada, currently on maternity leave from CBC News, where I’ve worked for 10 years in radio, television and the web.

I love making sense of things. My specialty is science and environment stories, from E. coli and isotopes to carbon offsets and killer whales. As a general assignment news reporter, I’ve also covered kidnappings, earthquakes, and won a RTDNA award for my live reports from the Stanley Cup Riot.

A more recent interest is the (in flux) intersection between mainstream media and social media. I play and work in this world, and my interest in it ramped up when I was part of the team starting the Your Story project, a pilot for citizen journalism at CBC.

backstory

Before I became a storyteller, I thought I was going to be a scientist. I graduated from UBC with an Honours Degree in Biology after pipetting stickleback DNA, counting kelp, and watching fish mating dances.

I returned to UBC for my Masters in Journalism, focusing on science and risk communications.

I’m still curious about things that many journalists hate, including animal carcasses and math.