Hi! I'm Jane.

I’m a writer and journalist living in Seattle.

My work appears in publications like Slate, High Country News, WIRED, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Scientific American, Outside, and The Atlantic, as well as in The Open Notebook's anthology The Craft of Science Writing. I write The Microdose, a twice-weekly newsletter about psychedelics, and I blog at The Last Word On Nothing.


I've taught health journalism at the CUNY Newmark School of Journalism and science writing at the University of Washington. I'm currently on the board of the National Association of Science Writers and The Open Notebook, and the steering committee of the Uproot Project.


My favorite stories almost always include some combination of the following: nuance, the outdoors, a mystery, an understudied or difficult-to-study phenomenon, a dog, examination of inequity, grifts, or unintended consequences of modern technology.