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Summary

I am a scientist with a Master of Science from the department of Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour at the University of Minnesota, and a versatile science communicator with more than 100 publications in different outlets. Reviewing the primary literature and writing clear and concise articles is an ability now embedded in me, as I have been doing this since I started working in the research realm, more than 10 years ago. I am comfortable working with strict deadlines and working under pressure. I have experience writing for various audiences, as seen from my articles from Australian Geographic, Nature News, National Geographic, Science Now, New Scientist and The Munich Eye, aimed at lay audiences. Then my articles from Lab Times, The Lancet, Nature Biotechnology and The Pain Research Forum, provide good examples of work aimed at more specific audiences. From these writing experiences you can see I have a strong commitment to meet deadlines and a great capacity to understand complex topics and produce clean, high-quality articles. I have also worked as reviewer for PLoS One and Journal of Heredity, and worked as a freelance Academic Editor for Cactus Communications, where I edited articles aimed at peer reviewed journals. I also have experience writing research grants and peer reviewed papers, since my time as a Bachelor student. Finally, I worked as the Science and Technology Editor for The Munich Eye, where I was in charge of the content of this section. In this role, I identified relevant articles from the primary literature, assigned articles and edited the work of freelance writers and published their work on a daily basis at our online presence at www.themunicheye.com. For the print edition, besides the content, I also managed the outline of the articles that went into print.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Freelance writer
    Since March 2015

  • Freelance Writer for ABC Science
    Since January 2015

  • Freelance Writer for ECOS Magazine
    Since September 2014

  • Freelance Science Writer
    Since August 2014

  • Freelance Science Writer
    Since March 2014

  • Freelance writer for BioPharma Dealmakers
    Since March 2014
    Here I write profiles for small and large biotech and pharma companies, which appear on Nature's BioPharma Dealmakers publication.

  • Freelance Science Writer
    Since November 2012

  • Freelance Science Writer
    Since August 2012
    Occasional articles on various topics.

  • Freelance Science Writer
    Since August 2012
    Occasional articles on various topics.

  • Freelance Medical Writer (The Pain Research Forum)
    Since February 2012

  • Freelance Science Writer (Science Now)
    Since October 2011

  • Freelance Science Writer
    Since February 2011
    I currently write for Lab Times on a diverse range of topics.

Past Experience

  • Freelance Science Writer
    November 2013 --- January 2014

  • Scientific Writer and Editor
    January 2012 --- December 2013

  • Science and Technology Editor
    September 2010 --- November 2013
    I worked, pro bono, as their Science and Technology editor. Here I asigned stories to freelance writers, edited and published their work online and in the print edition of TME.

  • Research Fellowship
    June 2009 --- December 2012
    During this time I obtained two research grants for the DAAD to do research at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. During this time I worked on a variety of topics involving evolutionary biology of honeybees.

  • Freelance Science Writer
    November 2011 --- December 2011

  • Teaching Assistant
    September 2004 --- January 2009
    Course Taught: Biol 1002v Introductory Biology II: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Perspectives

  • MS student
    January 2003 --- January 2005
    Phylogenetics

  • Curatorial Assistant
    September 2003 --- September 2004
    Specimen curation

  • Intern
    January 2000 --- August 2003
    Phylogenetics, Phylogeography

  • Independent Research
    February 2002 --- February 2003
    Research on the phylogeography of the Central American Spiny rat.

  • Intern
    February 2001 --- February 2002
    Research on phylogeography and phylogenetics

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Versatile WriterScience writerScientific EditorscienceScience JournalismEditingCopy EditingResearchProofreadingEditorialGrant WritingBloggingPublicationsJournalismPublishingOnline PublishingTeachingWeb ContentPublic RelationsFeature ArticlesContent DevelopmentCopywritingNewslettersNewspapersOnline JournalismFact-checkingNews WritingContent ManagementStorytelling

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in from Western Australian Museum in 2017
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Science / Ecology from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2005
  • Bachelor in Zoology from University of Panama in 2002

Publications

    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Perth, Westaustralien, Australien

Others

Driving License
  • Yes