Media & Press Releases

Guest Lectures

General presentations on galaxy evolution, my research, and promoting science careers at the middle school, high school, and university levels.

  • Westport Astronomical Society Public Lecture (July 2017)
  • UMass Amherst, “Introductory Astronomy” Lecture (February 2017)
  • UMass Amherst, “Writing About Astronomy” Lecture (February 2016)
  • Amherst College, “Exploring the Cosmos” Lecture (December 2015)
  • Colby College, Senior Physics & Astro Colloquium (November 2015)
  • Samuel Ogle Middle School, Bowie MD (April 2015)
  • Howard University, Washington DC (October 2014)
  • Granby High School, Granby MA (October 2012)
  • UMass Amherst Freshman Seminar (October 2011)
  • Hale Middle School, Stow MA (March 2010, January 2014)

Other Outreach

  • Night sky tours and solar observing activity for SPARK summer residential program at UConn (July 2018), event led by UConn astrophysics students with help in organization.
  • AAS Astronomy Ambassador (January 2014 – present) This program provides mentoring and training experiences for young astronomers, ranging from graduate students to faculty, as well as access to resources and a network of contacts within the astronomy Education & Public Outreach community.
  • Ask an Astrophysicist, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD (January-June 2014)  Small group of volunteers who work on space-based astronomical observations who answer questions from the public.
  • Science Fair Judge, Greenbelt MD (February 2013, 2014) Volunteer to judge science experiments for grades 8-12.
  • Girls’ Science Investigations, Yale University (October 2007) Volunteer to run physics demonstrations and lead a series of hands-on experiments for 6–8th grade girls.