Outreach

One of my passions is sharing my love of science with the rest of the world!

UCSC

I’m a member of the UCSC Diversity & Inclusion committee in the Astronomy & Astrophysics department. We plan regular discussions and workshops for the community to come together and work on building a more inclusive environment.

I’ll be participating in ISEE’s Professional Development Workshop in 2019, helping with a workshop geared towards advancing women in instrumentation.

UCLA

I was a UCLA Planetarium Coordinator from June 2013-2018. UCLA offers free public shows every Wednesday night and offer private shows to local school groups!

I served as the UCLA WIPA Events Coordinator from 2015-2017. I organized outreach events and plan meetings for undergraduate and graduate students to interact with female colloquium speakers.

I was a member of the UCLA Astronomy Diversity Committee. We hosted workshops focused on improving diversity and inclusion in our department.

I gave astronomy demos with Astronomy Live!, the UCLA Astronomy outreach group. My favorite demo is the rockets demo; I was the rockets booth coordinator for 2014, 2015, and 2017 at our annual day of science, Exploring Your Universe.

I was an organizer for the UCLA Astronomy Live! High School Summer Observing Workshop since its inception in 2013 until I left in 2018.  I coordinated and ran the observing with the Lick Nickel 1-m telescope for 4 years, in addition to mentoring the high school students on their independent research projects.

summer observing workshop
High School Students from our 2016 Summer Observing Workshop! I’m on the left, and fellow UCLA graduate students Ryan Sanders and Michael Topping are on the far right.