Awards & Honors

2015 Grant winner, Eastlake PTSA
Project: Inquiry pedagogy training

2014 NSF Noyce Scholar, The National Science Foundation
Science Teaching, UC San Diego

2013 Essay contest winner, National Science Teachers Association
Title: Pay Science Education Forward

2013 Idea Grant, National Association of Science Writers
Project: Cross-Border Science Journalism Conference

2012 Teaching Fellow, EnCorps
Focus: High School Science

2011 Fellow, Knight Digital Media Center, UC Berkeley
Focus: Independent Publishing

2010 Career Grant, National Association of Science Writers
Project: Digital Reporting Skills

2008 Travel Grant, National Association of Science Writers
Project: Twitter Conference Coverage

1998 Graduate Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health
Project: Molecular markers of drug resistance in malaria

Mentions & Press

ilovepoke-festival-2013You can take the girl from the Islands, but not the islands from the girl. Judge for the 2013 I Love Poke Festival in Huntington Beach, CA.



kuchner-marketing-for-scientistsMark Kuchner in his book entitled Marketing for Scientists published in 2011 lays out my take on how scientists can proactively share their work with the public by seeking out, meeting and mingling with members of the media in informal settings, long before there is a press release to discuss.


Genevive quoted as lede in article on Building Green quoted in an article on November 30, 2011 my super power sense of smell, as I told it in the story about my liver published by the NY Times.





Randy Dotinga at The Voice of San Diego,, wonders in his “Elsewhere” section of his column if my neighbors slather on perfume and cologne to hide their body odors from my super power sense of smell. The answer: no, they just hide from me altogether. Having this super power can sure get lonely.

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