Trying out virtual reality brain surgery at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

Trying out virtual reality brain surgery at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

About me

It's not exactly my natural habitat, the beach, but it's a beautiful coastline in Rhode Island, where I work, and the weather was fine in October 2012, when this photo was taken. (The next day, all hell broke loose on the same spot. Hurricane Sandy.)

I'm a journalist. My current habitat is public radio. I cover all aspects of health care now for Rhode Island Public Radio.

Previously, I covered the environment and science for Louisville Public Media and reported from the high plains for Wyoming Public Radio.

A list of all the protective gear I've worn while on assignment: hard hats, lots of hard hats; chest high waders; safety glasses; a bullet proof vest; a fat suit; snow shoes.

Before radio, I handled internal communications for a financial services company, raised money for a nonprofit organization, and traveled as a change management analyst for a big consulting firm.

Eventually I got my Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

I have a toddler and a teenager now, so I don't have much free time. When I do, I soak up podcasts, listen to music from all over the globe, read, and try to make things, like skirts, or a vegetable garden. I'm not very good at the last ones.