I’ve been writing about earth and environmental science for more than 25 years. I started my career writing feature articles and profiles for a business magazine in southwest Florida. One day my editor assigned me something a bit different: a story about sharks and their resistance to cancer. I interviewed the scientist at the marine laboratory, where he gave me a hands-on (literally!) experience with baby sharks in the lab’s tank. That was the start of my science writing career.
Since then I’ve written feature stories, blog posts, and web content related to a variety of science topics, including global climate, geology, natural hazards, oceanography, water resources, and planetary science. In 2005, my fascination with space exploration turned into a career dream project: working on the Phoenix Mars Mission and writing the educational content for the mission’s web site.
I believe the best way to engage a reader in science is to tell them an interesting story. I love digging to find the compelling backstory about a topic, such as the adventure part of a scientist’s fieldwork or the challenges faced during the research.
Interested in hiring me to tell your science stories? Contact me and let’s discuss your project.
Partial Client List
- NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- NASA Global Climate Change
- Colorado School of Mines
- Colorado State University
- EARTH Magazine
- Natural Hazards Center
- Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global)
- Pearson Higher Education
- University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab
- Water Education Colorado
Laurie did an outstanding job writing the “Mars 101” section of our web site. Her ability to make complex science topics accessible to a public audience was essential for the site’s success.