I’m an eclectic talking ape who has always been fascinated by the world around us and deeply enamored with language in every form. When I finally had to decide what to study, I chose science and earned an M.Sc. in evolutionary biology and then a Ph.D. in plant genetics. My clandestine love for language never wavered, though it withered and bloomed by turns under my inconstant ministrations, like a poorly tended garden. I started this blog to help me amend that by bringing my two passions together, as well as giving me an opportunity to share them with you.
I decided to become a full-time freelance writer while I was wrapping my PhD work at the University of Helsinki, and I’m lucky enough to have been successful as a writer. When not writing, I’m pursuing any of a collection of hobbies, including poetry, piano, calligraphy, and photography. I live in Morocco and in Finland and share my life with a congeries of creatures, including my cherished partner, a photographer.
I generally eschew social media in favour of email, but you can find me on Twitter (@inspiringsci) and LinkedIn. I’ve written articles for Nature Middle East, Nature Asia Pacific, BBC Focus, Nautilus, and others. You can learn more at my website. If you’d like to hire me for a writing, editing, or speaking job, please get in touch.