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Nevertheless She Existed

January 2020

I took to the Caveat stage in NYC to tell the story of Caroline Herschel, comet finder and epic grudge holder.

Visceral Science

October 2019

Visceral Science is an astronomy lesson in virtual reality designed for middle school students. I've spent months consulting with WSF and leading demos of the experience at conferences.

Women in Space Interview

August 2019

Iris Fisher is interviewing women who study space to inspire the next generation of young girls to pursue STEM careers.

Everyday Einstein

July 2019

I discussed what it takes to turn a research idea into a published scientific paper.

PS 201 space lessons

May 2019

A group of first graders in Queens were learning about space exploration, so I answered their awesome questions about the cosmos

Standup at Scientista

March 2019

I performed a standup comedy routine at the Scientista Foundation's annual symposium for women in STEM.

Symposium Academic Standup

February 2019

For the first time ever, I tried my hand at standup comedy. The theme of the night was "Blackademia," where Black academics performed sets inspired by their experiences being black in their respective fields.

Apocalypse NowThis: The Sun

December 2018

The Apocalypse NowThis team interviewed me to find out if the Sun poses a threat to us here on Earth.

Creative Science at Artisan's Asylum

November 2018

I taught a group of artists and makers how to let science inspire their craft. 

Mapping Alien Worlds

August 2018

I wrote about my first graduate research project in American Scientist! They made pretty graphics and everything.

Exomountains on the Cool Worlds Youtube Channel

January 2018

I recorded a video explaining my first graduate research project.

Trappist-1 on MSNBC

February 2017

Astronomers discovered a system of 7 planets orbiting a star about 40 lightyears away. I talked about the system and what its discovery means for exoplanetary research on MSNBC.

Stellar Harvard Seniors

April 2016

The Harvard Gazette wrote about my senior thesis, a science fiction novel set on a planet I studied.

Teach the Geek

December 2019

I spoke with Neil Thompson, creator of Teach the Geek to Speak, about how I got into science communication.

She+ Geeks Out Workshop

September 2019

I was invited to give a workshop at the inaugural She+ Geeks Out Summit. I taught attendees how to use the scientific method in their everyday lives.


July 2019

I spoke at WakandaCon about my life as a black woman in astrophysics. I also dressed up as Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus!

1 Million Women in STEM

June 2019

This organization is on a mission to profile 1 million women in STEM careers, and I was lucky to be 1 in a million!

Arts & Astro

April 2019

I taught artists and astronomy enthusiasts how to let science inspire their creativity.

Speaker at South Africa's National Science Festival

February/March 2019

I spent three weeks traveling around South Africa to communicate science. I spoke at schools, amateur astronomy societies, and a national science festival!

Rockland Astronomy Club Lecture

February 2019

I gave a lecture to the amazingly curious members of the Rockland Astronomy Club. The talk was about telescopes and how I use different instruments for my own research on planets outside of our solar system.

Size Isn't Everything (For Telescopes)

December 2018

There are more important things about a telescope than its size. I described some of them at the last Columbia Astronomy Public Lecture of 2018.

ACCESS at New York Hall of Science

October 2018

I was paired with an amazing artist, Andrew Scoville, to design an exhibit for NYSCI. We created an interactive planet-themed escape room.

Science Goes to the Movies

June 2018

I joined two other astronomers and one psychologist to talk about our favorite fictional scientists.

Science Goes to the Movies

August 2017

I taught a real-life astronaut about the physics and math that sent him into space. Then we talked about the social commentary in Hidden Figures.

Guest on Stupid Human Suits Podcast

December 2016

Carol Hartsell and Sean Crespo interviewed me on Stupid Human Suits, their podcast about life, death, and everything in between.

15 Most Interesting Harvard Seniors

December 2015

I was named one of Harvard's 15 most interesting seniors of 2016!

Talks at Ward Beecher Planetarium

November 2019

I traveled to Youngstown, Ohio to talk about telescopes, my PhD research, and teaching STEM to non-science majors.

Astrolennial Interview

August 2019

Lev Raslin is interviewing young astronomers on his YouTube channel to learn what the state of the field might be in 15 years.

Imposter Phenomenon

July 2019

I led a workshop about imposter phenomenon for astronomy undergrads and grad students at the Center for Computational Astrophysics.

ICMTU Interview

June 2019

I talked about what it was like to grow up in a log cabin and answered some interesting questions from a talking deli cat.

Skills workshop for JumpStart

April 2019

I gave an introductory scientific skills workshop to a team at the education company, JumpStart.

Opportunity Rover on NPR

February 2019

Sadly, NASA officially shut down the Opportunity Mars Rover mission earlier this month. I was interviewed on NPR's The Takeaway to talk about the rover and what it meant to the scientific community.

Shades of U.S. Interview

January 2019

Producer and filmmaker Darrell Brown interviewed me for his series about how multiracialism can affect people's self-identities. I used it as an opportunity to talk about my path to becoming a scientist.

The Martian 

with Making Number 2

December 2018

I joined Ali Gordon and Marty Scanlon as they pitched a scientifically questionable sequel to the 2015 hit, The Martian, live at Caveat in NYC. 

Yeah She Did! at Caveat

September 2018

Willie Hobbs Moore was the first black woman to get a PhD in physics in the US. I told her story at the coolest edutainment venue in NYC

Thrive in the future of work

May 2018

I wrote an article for Fast Company about how thinking like a scientist can make you better at your job.

Talk at the Museum of Science in Boston

July 2017

I visited the Museum of Science in Boston, MA to talk about my first graduate research project.

Stuck in the Past

October 2016

As part of the Imagine Science Film Festival, I was paired with Spanish filmmaker Javier Diez. Together, we made a video explaining the finite speed of light