A fundamental part of the role of a scientist is helping serve as an ambassador of science to the public. I have made enthusiastic scientific outreach a primary focus of my career. I have been fortunate to travel the world speaking to both small and large audiences about astronomy, science, creativity, and inspiration, blending speaking and stargazing in a unique way to bring people closer to the heavens.

Some of my recent speaking experiences include:

In addition to my public speaking, I've been heavily involved in more one-on-one public outreach. I've run the UCLA Planetarium, which provided free public and private planetarium shows. In this capacity, I developed a variety of planetarium shows and activities for the general public and school groups of all ages, and also worked directly with Los Angeles educators to set-up interesting and educational astronomy visits for their students. While at UCLA, I personally ran hundreds of planetarium shows, introducing people young and old to both the night sky and to astronomy as a vibrant and exciting science.

I was also quite active with UCLA Astronomy Live!, the award-winning UCLA grad-student-run outreach organization. Each year, this group runs a fall outreach event, "Exploring Your Universe," providing the Los Angeles community a free day of exciting scientific workshops and programs.

While at Dartmouth, I was involved with science outreach at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT, where I ran science activities and night sky shows. I also traveled throughout New Hampshire and Vermont speaking with school groups about astronomy.

If you're interested in bringing me to your group, send me an email!