As a publicly funded scientist, I strongly believe I owe a debt to my community. My outreach is one of several ways I like to pay it back, in addition to spreading my love of science! Within my outreach, I especially advocate for people with disabilities and fight for complete, intersectional inclusion in astronomy.

I assert that science is for everyone.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Developing best practices guides on accessibility for the American Astronomical Society

Providing teaching support for math teachers in at-risk elementary schools in Fairfax County, Virginia

Developing LaTeX templates for accessible conference presentations

Developing a YouTube channel on astronomy for kids

Conducting astronomy presentations at local schools

Serving on the Coordinating Committee of the American Astronomical Society's Working Group on Accessibility and Disability

 

PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

I formulated and presented the initial, mid, and long term goals for the working group for disability justice and accessibility at the 2015 AAS Diversity Summit meeting in Washington, DC. I have conducted over 100 hours of outreach presentations at local elementary and middle schools, including teaching semester long classes to local at-risk schools. I also founded the first bi-monthly youth outreach program in astronomy at Van Vleck Observatory, and taught an astronomy class to elementary school students at the Lutz Museum in Connecticut.