As a graduate student at UCLA, I volunteer with Astronomy Live!, a program that brings science demonstrations, including a mobile planetarium, to underserved schools in the Los Angeles area. I also give planetarium shows, with night sky tours and science talks, for the weekly general public shows and for private school groups. Since 2019, I've also been working as a coordinator for the UCLA Planetarium.
I'm a regular writer for Astrobites, which presents daily paper summaries meant to be accessible to undergraduates interested in science. You can check out all my articles here. I've also written many Beyond bites, covering accessibility and equity in astronomy, the dangers of reopening universities during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how to use Twitter in your scientific career!
After attending the 2019 ComSciCon flagship, I served on the 2020 Flagship Program Organizing Committee (and lead a workshop on using zines for science!) and am now working on founding a Los Angeles local chapter of ComSciCon. More info on this effort coming soon!
Science Olympiad Coaching
When I was in high school, I loved competing in Science Olympiad, and it's how I started learning about astronomy. Now, I help out as a coach in the Astronomy (Division C) and Solar System (Division B) events for the teams at Canyon High School and El Rancho Middle School.
Other Outreach Efforts
I love taking part in outreach efforts where I get to directly interact with people - whether that's giving a public talk, writing letters to my Letters to a Pre-Scientist pen pal, talking to my family and friends about what my job is really like, or answering questions from a class through Skype a Scientist.