Outreach

One of my passions is sharing my love of science with the rest of the world! I’m involved in lots of public outreach at UCLA.

I’ve been a UCLA Planetarium Coordinator since June 2013. We have free public shows every Wednesday night and offer private shows to local school groups!

I have served as the  WIPA Events Coordinator since 2015. I organize outreach events and plan meetings for undergraduate and graduate students to interact with female colloquium speakers.

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

I give 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 and 2015 at our annual day of science, Exploring Your Universe.

I have been an organizer for the UCLA Astronomy Live! High School Summer Observing Workshop since its inception in 2013. This summer was our 4th year! I coordinate and run the observing with the Lick Nickel 1-m telescope, 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.