About Jen

I’m a journalist and communications consultant specializing in health, science, and the environment. My print and multimedia work has appeared in WebMD.com, Consumer Reports Shop Smart, Shape, Women’s Health, Proto, Arthritis Today, ScientificAmerican.com, Popular Science, Martha Stewart Living, AARP The Magazine, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife, and many other consumer, specialty, and trade publications. Recently, I’ve tackled topics ranging from the ethics of gene patenting and improving triage in the emergency department to advances in quantum computing.

I also create communications, marketing, and fundraising materials – including brochures, web copy, newsletters, and annual reports – for nonprofits and corporations. My clients include, among others, academic medical centers and scientific and medical societies.

Earlier in my career, I produced web content for the PBS science series NOVA and for A&E Television Networks, served as a researcher for programs broadcast on PBS and the Discovery Science Channel, and wrote exhibit text for the Connecticut Science Center. I received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Emerson College and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. You can download my full resume here.

I have a lifelong fascination with birds and with sultry, tropical places that teem with life. My favorites include Brazil’s Pantanal and Borneo’s Danum Valley.

Closer to home, I love when wild parrots turn up in unexpected places. I was featured in an article in The New Yorker and appeared on the PBS series Wild TV discussing the feral monk parakeets that grace the skies (and utility poles) of Brooklyn, New York.

Photo: Releasing a migrating little stint at the bird banding station of the International Birding and Research Center in Eilat, Israel.