I love to connect with the public about astronomy research! I was an active participant in the Caltech Astronomy Department's Astronomy on Tap and Public Lecture series, giving talks and participating in Q&A panels. Check out some of the recent recorded and virtual events here and the upcoming schedule of events here!
I was an active part of Caltech's Graduate Student Council (GSC), serving as its Academics Chair from 2017-2020. As part of the (GSC), I was able to meet with the administration at Caltech to communicate graduate student needs. I am currently a Carnegie Institution Postdoctoral Association (CIPA) representative where I serve in a similar role to communicate postdoc needs to the Carnegie administration.
I'm a founding member and senior editor of the online publication Caltech Letters. Caltech Letters is a graduate student led effort to make science done by Caltech researchers more accessible to the public. We work with Caltech researchers to bridge the gap between scientists and the general public. We also give the Caltech community a platform to discuss issues within Caltech and the academic community as a whole.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Illingworth, Magee, Whitaker, Bouwens, Oesch, & Hubble Legacy Field team