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  • NPR
    digital strategy, 2013 - present
  • WHYY
    Associate Producer, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, 2010 - 2012
  • National Geographic
    Writer/Editor, 2013 - 2013
    I'm a writer and editor at Nat. Geo. Magazine/Digital News. I cover science, culture, and pop culture.
  • NPR
    Kroc Fellow, 2006 - 2007
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    Associate Producer / Director, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, 2007 - 2009
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Philly native, Penn grad, Former Fresh Air/Wait Wait/NPR producer, Current Nat. Geo. writer.

My hobbies include biking, quizzo, writing, photography, reading, cooking, sitting in parks doing crossword puzzles, cheering for the Philadelphia Flyers and hanging out with my friends and family.



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I've returned three lost wallets in my lifetime -- and I found all of their rightful owners using social media.
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Chicago, IL - Philadelphia, PA - Washington DC - Durham CT - Rochester NY - Cherry Hill NJ
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The NPR mobile team are looking for a few good folks who would like to beta test the upcoming NPR News App update for Android.  

While the features in the beta app have been tested while in development, the app is not release ready, therefore crashes are possible.

One of the advantages of being on the beta list is you’ll be offered new features well in advanced of users. 

Visit https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.npr.android.news  to sign up. We welcome your feedback! Thanks so much!
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I joined the beta test shortly after I saw this post on Dec 6, but I still haven't seen anything on the app page about downloading the beta app.
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Two research teams were able to reliably teleport information between quantum bits. We explain what this actually means.
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New x-rays of space suits show the inner workings that helped astronauts safely explore the cosmos.
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The photos published by Boston Magazine contrast with those published by Rolling Stone. Photo experts weigh in.
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The proposed national park on the moon would have to compete with Idaho's lunar park, Craters of the Moon.
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Hey! We've created a Community for Android Users! Please join! 
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Occasionally romances with world leaders take a very dark turn. From poisonings to executions, we recount the top mismatches.
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Light pollution in the U.S. and Europe means most people won't see the spectacular meteor shower in all of its glory.
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Visitors to the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., were surprised by what they smelled when the corpse flower finally bloomed.
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The corpse flower is about to bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Visitors can't wait to catch a whiff.
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Pilot Patrick Smith explains why human pilots are still in control of airplanes, even when they turn on autopilot.
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