Here's a sampling of articles I've written!
My article Life in the Universe (Within Our Lifetimes) won 3rd place in the 8th annual Joan and Arthur Seidel Griffith Observer Writing Contest in 2020. It will be published in a future edition of the Griffith Observer magazine.
#BlackInAstro founder Ashley Walker is fighting for equality in the space sciences — A lab note (short article) for Massive Science, highlighting the work of astrochemist Ashley Walker.
NASA's Perseverance Rover has landed on Mars — Live coverage of the exciting Perseverance landing on 2/18!
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020: Andrea Ghez — An article celebrating one of this year’s astronomical awardees for the Nobel Prize in Physics, Prof. Andrea Ghez! Let's dive into the mysteries of the Galactic Center from this awesome UCLA group.
#BlackInAstro: A Glimpse Into African Cultural Astronomy — Humans have been looking up for our entire history, so let’s take a look at the women of indigenous African communities and their relationship to the night sky. This piece is part of Astrobites' #BlackInAstro series, highlighting the experiences and research of Black astronomers.
A New Job for a Neural Net — Identifying Craters! — one of my earliest Astrobites. Finding craters is a pesky problem – so let’s outsource it to machine learning!
All Genders Are Statistically Significant: Expanding Gender Equity Studies in Astronomy -- Many studies have been done within astronomy to investigate gender inequality between men and women. But, what can we do to better support the members of our community who don’t identify as part of the gender binary?
COVID-19 in Fall 2020: A Concerning Situation for Students — Graduate students felt a lot of anxiety and uncertainty about their education, their jobs, their finances, and their health and safety looking towards the Fall 2020 term. Universities were making plans for the fall, but what happens for graduate students?
Thinking Beyond ADA Compliance: How to Make Astronomy Accessible — When we think about access, we may think of ramps or other physical accommodations – but what more can we do to ensure that astronomy is truly accessible to everyone in our community? This Astro2020 white paper delves into what’s not working, and what we can do to improve.
Adventure to an Asteroid: JAXA’s Hayabusa2 visits Ryugu — In 2019, JAXA landed a spacecraft on an asteroid — one that can hopefully tell us about the solar system’s past, and how life on Earth came to be.
Another interstellar interloper — A few years ago, an asteroid visited our solar system…in December 2019, a comet from a different star visited, too!
You can see the rest of my astrobites articles here!