I am a freelance writer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. My main focus is on science writing, but I also write about travel and food.
I hold two bachelor's of science degrees from MIT, one in neuroscience and the other in writing. I am a member of the Israeli Association of Science Communicators.
For recent samples of my science writing, check out the feature I did for the 2011 issue of Scopus magazine, profiling eleven scientists working on environmental and sustainability issues at Hebrew University (pdf); a piece on green tea and the brain for Technion's Focus magazine; my article (pdf) about the Bronstein twins, two scientists who have revolutionized facial recognition technology, for the Spring 2010 issue of 18 magazine; and my article (pdf) about the Yiddish revival in Israel, which appeared in the same issue.
My most recent travel piece--about seal hunting in Greenland (and peeing on an iceberg)--was published in the September 2012 issue of Overnight Buses and anthologized in The Best Travel Writing, Vol. 9 (2012). Another travel essay, detailing how I accidentally became President of the Jury at Serbia's World Testicle Cooking Championship was published in Best Women's Travel Writing 2011. (I've now held that position for the last four years).
In the winter/spring of 2012, I blogged weekly for the travel website Vagablogging. My travel writing has been published in magazines (Maxim, 18, Glimpse, Budget Travel, Mir Afishu), books (Best Women's Travel Writing 2011, A Stingray Bit My Nipple: True Stories from Real Travelers, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure) and online (WGBH Lab, TelAvivCity.com, hotels.vc, Glimpse Online).
A personal essay about my journey to make Unorthodox, published on Unpious: "From Rebel Teenager to Off-the-Derech Filmmaker"