I am a freelance radio and video journalist based in New York and Vienna.
I graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with honors, while assisting at the BBC-NY Bureau and a documentary production company, where I worked on the award-winning feature film, Kumare. As the audio/video correspondent at The Economist, I taped political stories in the marble halls of the United States Senate and the baptism pools of brassy Harlem churches. In India, I traveled between cities and villages to produce an Economist video series on rural education and the informal economy in slums.
I've worked on stories that have aired at various shows, including Marketplace, Freakonomics, Radiolab and Studio 360. I have produced pieces about poison squads, pop-up books and a band whose musical performance depends one live molecule. In 2013, I won a PRX STEM grant, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
2,400 years after it was published, Euclid's Elements is still a foundational text of geometry. But it's only recently that a colorful 19th-century version of his work has been recognized as a stunning design decades ahead of its time.
Every year, thousands of new species of creatures are identified. Since naming something after oneself is considered a diva move in the scientific community, many choose the next best...
<p>The novelist credits a near-death experience with encouraging him to remember the authentic details of childhood.</p>