My name is Sam (he/they) and I'm a science writer based in Gainesville, Florida. As a current editorial fellow at Sierra, I cover stories about environmental science, conservation, and animal behavior. Last summer, I wrote for Smithsonian as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow.
I studied biology and psychology as an undergraduate student at the University of California Berkeley and then went on to get an M.S. in biology from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Florida. During graduate school, I studied the behavior and development of toads and leaf-footed bugs.
You can check out a selection of my work below or browse my larger writing portfolio. And feel free to contact me with any questions.