Skills

Stuff I’ve done

Deputy editor at ScienceAlert (Aug 2017 – current)

Freelance science & health journalist (Since 2012)

Journalist and fact-checker at ScienceAlert (Mar-Jul 2017)

Launch editor of SBS Science Online (Jan-Dec 2016)

Executive producer, SBS Latvian radio program (Oct 2012-Jan 2016)

Editorial assistant and journalist at ScienceAlert (Aug 2015-Jan 2016)

Staff writer/intern for Australian Geographic (Dec 2013-Jan 2014).

Member of the Australian Skeptics Inc committee (Apr 2014-Jul 2017).

Co-founder of Latvian Skeptic Society and monthly science and skepticism events SkeptiCafe in Riga, Latvia (2012-2015).

Co-organiser of several international conferences at the Centre for Cognitive Sciences at the University of Latvia; I was also the layout editor and CMS manager of the Baltic International Yearbook for Cognition, Logic and Communication (2009-2016).

Talks

Given talks and participated in discussion panels at Australian Skeptics National Convention 2015, Australian Science Communicators Conference 2014, Byron Bay Writer’s Festival 2013, School of Business Administration Turiba panel on science communication in Latvia, SkeptiCafe, Macquarie University, Osnabrueck University Institute for Cognitive Sciences, and University of Latvia.

Education

Reading papers, articles, and talking to scientists all the time.

Master of Science in Mind, Language and Extended Cognition
2010 – 2011 University of Edinburgh

ERASMUS studies in Social and Moral Philosophy
Sep-Dec 2008 University of Helsinki

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with distinction
2007 – 2010 University of Latvia