Astronomy Outreach

I enjoy talking about astronomy, whether it is to middle school students, college students, or people I meet! Astronomy outreach is one of the most rewarding things I get to do, and I have been fortunate enough to be involved with some amazing organizations and people.


In 2013, I was an author for Astrobites, a daily blog summarizing recent astronomical papers for an undergraduate audience. As an author, I wrote articles on topics from the dynamics of our galaxy, to millimeter interferometry to measuring temperatures from molecular excitation.

2011 Astronomy Live

From 2009 through 2013 I was been involved with the UCLA Astronomy Department's Astronomy Live! outreach group, founded by and run by the graduate students. Each year they host an open house for the public called Exploring your Universe, feauturing a wide range of hands-on activities. They also bring outreach activities to schools in the community.

2010 GK-12

From 2010 to 2011 I was a SEELA NSF GK-12 Fellow, partnered with a local middle school teacher. As part of this program, I developed and taught a series of lessons for the California 8th grade physical science curriculum. Eight of these lessons are available here.

2008 PDP

From 2007 to 2009 I was part of the Center for Adaptive Optics (now ISEE) Professional Development Program. Through this program I helped to develop and teach inquiry-based lessons for two week-long programs for Hawaiian high school and college students.