Outreach & Education

Outreach and education are important components in any scientist's career. Here are few of the opportunities I'm currently involved in:

  • Dark Skies, Bright Kids — I am a volunteer with Dark Skies, Bright Kids, a non-profit, volunteer-run outreach program dedicated to enhancing science literacy for elementary school students in Virginia.

  • Astronomy on Tap — I am helping to organize Astronomy on Tap in Charlottesville, an informal program dedicated to bringing astronomy to the community in a relaxed setting.

  • LatinX Graduate Student Association — I am currently the outreach chair for LGSA, a newly-formed organization offering resources, opportunities, and friendships to the LatinX community at UVa.

  • Charlottesville-area Public Nights — I am frequently involved in public nights at the two observatories run by the University of Virginia, assisting with running telescopes, demonstrations, and answering questions.

  • Central Virginia Governor's School — For the 2017-2018 academic year, I mentored two high school students at CVGS, introducing them to science research and data analysis.

Click  here  to learn about citizen science with the Galaxy Zoo! Credit:  Zooniverse

Click here to learn about citizen science with the Galaxy Zoo! Credit: Zooniverse