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Hi, I'm Bri!

I've always looked at the world through the lens of a story, full of characters and metaphors and grand themes. At the same time, I'm super curious about the world around me and what makes it all work. 

I spent years working in a lab, getting my BS in Chemistry from Hope College and an MS in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. I made molecules, linked them into polymers, played with electricity, and so much more. But I was always drawn away from the bench and towards how science and story can work together to not just explain the world, but also change it . . . so I decided to take the leap and venture outside the lab to start building a career on those principles!

Now, I work as a production editor at Chemical and Engineering News. I was a 2021 AAAS Mass Media Fellow at Discover Magazine, and a science writing intern at Fermilab before that. My writing portfolio spans multiple scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, and health.

Check out

this video about my experience as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow!

Featured Publications


The Brain Science Behind the "Twisties”

August 9, 2021



Elite athletes train their brains and bodies to be in perfect sync, but sometimes mixed signals can spell disaster.