My love for vision began long before Optometry school.
It started with Vision Research. As an undergraduate at SUNY Albany, I worked as an intern and research assistant in the lab of Dr. Sue Tieman studying how visual experience helps the brain develop (the effect of monocular deprivation on the development of the visual cortex in the brain). Also prior to attending optometry school, I proudly worked as a research assistant for Dr. Philip Kruger at SUNY College of Optometry harvesting data and contributing to their studies of how different color spectrums can affect the eyes ability to focus (effect of chromatic aberrations on accomodation).
I graduated from SUNY College of Optometry in 2004 and today I practice full scope optometry in Holbrook, New York.
I have also begun passionately pursuing opportunities in science writing. My articles have been published on Scientific American’s guest blog, Huffington Post Science, Scientopia, Review of Optometry, Review of Optometric Business, and 20/20 magazine. And in 2012, I served as Guest Editor in Chief for 20/20 magazine.
I won the 2013 New York State Optometric Association Communications Award.
If you have any questions, comments or inquiries, or if you would like to find out more about my freelance writing services, feel free to Contact Me. I look forward to showing you all of the amazing Science Hidden in Plain Sight!