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I'm an experienced science writer and editor. Check out examples of the work I do below.

News and Features

I'm experienced in covering the environment, with articles on: energy, policy, sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, wildfire, and more. I also increasingly cover dog behavior and learning.

I've done many quick-turnaround news and explainer stories, but my recent focus has been more deeply-reported features.

"Ula was a truly wonderful contributor to PopSci for years — she consistently found gems of stories that were not getting enough attention and offered new angles on stories that were in the headlines. She was always on top of whatever was going on in the environmental news beat, and made my life easier by spotting items that deserved coverage. Her writing was clear, breaking down complex ideas into easily understood language, and she was an easy edit both in terms of the amount of work and her attitude. Ula was always lovely to work with, and I highly recommend hiring her!"—Sara Chodosh, former Associate Editor, Popular Science

Slate: Introducing baby to your dog

December 2023

Knowable: What will it take to recycle millions of worn-out EV batteries?

September 2022

Knowable: Fighting climate change means taking laughing gas seriously

May 2021

Popular Science: Electric vehicles are only one part of sustainable transit

April 2021

Popular Science: Solar power got cheap. So why aren’t we using it more?

January 2021

Professional and academic writing

I'm available for writing and editing for university magazines, professional organizations, and commercial clients (note that I keep these clients and sources separate from my journalistic work).

inquiry@UC Santa Cruz: A dangerous element

To better understand the mercury threat, UCSC scientists are working to learn how this mysterious element shifts between its different forms.

UC Davis Magazine: Citizen Science

Scientific research can feel impenetrable and exclusive to many people. These six community science projects at UC Davis are changing that.


I enjoy working to improve the organization, style consistency, and overall flow of articles.

**I am currently looking for new editing gigs**


Copyeditor, Climbing magazine

February - November 2020

I give print articles a final read, catching typos, style errors, and trimming word counts. I also help flag inconsistencies, areas of confusion, and factual errors.

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