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I’m a journalist, writer, and radio producer, and a recent fellow at the Columbia Journalism‘s Energy & Environment Reporting Project.

My writing has appeared in publications like Xtra, Virginia Magazine, citylimits.org and The Grid. I’ve produced radio pieces for CBC Radio shows like The Sunday Edition, Spark, and The Current, as well as New Hampshire Public Radio and PRI’s Science Friday.

For five years, I hosted and produced a podcast called I Like You with JP Davidson. It’s about love and relationships and tells silly, sweet, and occasionally traumatic tales of modern love.


Background image by Gamma-Ray Productions on Flickr, creative commons.


Rats on the job

Science Friday | August 7, 2015

Can intestinal bacteria shape response to early-life stress?

Science Friday | July 31, 2015

Bacterial hunger games

Science Friday | July 24, 2015

Redefining the kilogram

Science Friday | July 17, 2015

Biological aging

Science Friday | July 10, 2015

Women on the pill

CBC Radio | The Current | October 28, 2013

Three women on their experiences with the pill, hormonal IUDs, and other birth control methods. Short segment the top of “Rebelling against the pill” plus clip embedded in panelists’ discussion.

Twerking all over the place

CBC Radio | The Current | October 7, 2013

Teens on Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs and the sexualization of female entertainers. At 2:36 mark of “Are pop stars like Miley Cyrus empowered or exploited?”

Coping with student debt

CBC Radio | The Current | September 4, 2013

Interview with Anastasia Zavarella at the top of “Could pay-what-you-can tuitition work in canada?

Basket Case

New Hampshire Public Radio | July 12, 2013

The scourge of bike basket litter. Cyclists get worked up and mystified about the junk we find in our baskets.

Outsourcing Willpower

(Segment starts at 2:34)
CBC Radio | Spark | March 10, 2013

Self-control aids – how effective are they, and what are they doing to our brains?

Eye contact and aggression

CBC Radio | Spark | Dec. 21, 2012

Why are the people of the internet so mean? A scientist studies chatting in a lab.

Tell me everything

CBC Radio | The Sunday Edition | Sep. 23, 2012

A love story. A woman’s experiences coming out as transgender to her boyfriend.


I produce and host I Like You along with JP Davidson. Here are a few of the episodes I produced.

Seniors on love

February 13th, 2013

Love me or leave me

June 24th, 2012


July 16th, 2011

The high school teacher

October 15th, 2010

What Exxon knew about the Earth’s melting Arctic

Los Angeles Times | October 9, 2015 | Contributing Reporter

New York investigating whether Exxon hid what it knew about climate change

Los Angeles Times | November 5, 2015 | Contributing Reporter

Big Oil braced for global warming while it fought regulations

Los Angeles Times | December 31, 2015 | Contributing Reporter

City Still Using Pesticides Despite 2005 Law Banning Them

City Limits | August 10, 2015

Oil industry targets “idiotic and useless” divestment campaigns

Storify | 2015

Waze is for avoiding police, not killing them

Storify | 2015

Did #BellLetsTalk money support transphobia?

Storify | 2015

Here come the new neighbors

NY City Lens | 2014

Does the NYPD care about cats?

NY City Lens | 2014

Panel asks how HIV criminalization affects positive women

Xtra | 2014

Long-term care unprepared for LGBT seniors

Xtra | 2014

Queer, disabled and desirable

Xtra | 2013
NOTE: Sexual content.

And that’s the way it was

University of Virginia Magazine | 2013

Lesbian couple married at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Xtra | 2013

Ditch smartphones, head for woods

Xtra | 2013

Read my hands

Xtra | 2013

From cell walls to fuels

Interfaces (UofT Chemical Engineering) | 2013

Seeking pen pals for queer inmates

Xtra | 2013

Block watch in effect

The Grid | 2012

Escape from the planet of the apps

The Grid | 2012

Lady Gaga recruits UVa bullying expert

University of Virginia Magazine | 2012

Planned Parenthood to bolster sex ed

Xtra | 2012

Punks and players

University of Virginia Magazine | 2012

To catch a litterbug

Dandyhorse | 2012

The problem with fighting anti-Semitism

Huffington Post | 2011

Why we environmentalists are hypocrites

Huffington Post | 2011

Bribery, cannibalism & sexual conflict

The Bulletin (U. of Toronto) | 2011

U of T env. psy. course sows seeds of change

The Bulletin (U. of Toronto) | 2011


Academic & Trade

Feder E., Robinson J., Wakefield S. 2012. “Persistence of change: fume hood campaign lessons” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 13(4): 338-353

Cunningham H, Feder E, and Muise I (2010) “Paper Cuts Don’t Hurt at the Gerstein Library” Computers in Libraries. Computers in Libraries 13(2): 6-10

Fitzpatrick M.J., Feder E., Rowe L., Sokolowski M.B. 2007. Maintaining a behaviour polymorphism by frequency-dependent selection on a single gene. Nature 447: 210-213.