Outreach & Education
Outreach and education are important components in any scientist's career. Here are few of the opportunities I have been involved in:
Dark Skies, Bright Kids — I was 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 helped organize Astronomy on Tap in Charlottesville, an informal program dedicated to bringing astronomy to the community in a relaxed setting.
LatinX Graduate Student Association — In 2018, I was the outreach co-chair for LGSA, a recently-formed organization offering resources, opportunities, and friendships to the LatinX folx at UVa and in the broader Charlottesville community.
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.