Her radio stories have been featured on podcasts such as 99 Percent Invisible, BackStory, and Out There, and have aired on stations including KALW 91.7 FM and KZYX 90.7. She currently co-produces Pseudopod, a weekly horror fiction podcast. In the newsroom of KVMR 89.5 FM in Nevada City, CA, she filed daily stories on topics ranging from drug crime to a locally produced zombie musical.
When Chelsea isn’t busy making stories, she studies them. She holds a PhD in English literature from Stanford University, where she also received her Masters in English in 2014. Her research focuses on artistic representations of violence, from war fiction, to horror film, to apocalyptic writing, to the literary Gothic.