Advising and Mentoring:

  • Research co-advisor to Caltech graduate student Ke Zhang (2012-current)
  • Research co-advisor to University of Arizona graduate student Jordan Stone (2012-current)
  • Founder and organizer of the Steward Observatory/NOAO Women's Science Forum Postdoc/grad mentoring program (2012-current)
  • Mentor of University of Arizona graduate students Megan Reiter and Kate Follette (2012-current)
  • Research Advisor to Kitt Peak National Observatory - REU student Jonathan Brown (2012)
  • Co-advisor of Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) student Jamie Tayar (2009)
  • Mentor (through the Caltech Women Mentoring Women Program) of graduate student Gwen Rudie (2007)

Public Outreach:

  • Guest blogger for PlanetHunters: See Part 1 and Part 2
  • Guest podcast for 365 Days of Astronomy
  • Featured in News-O-Matic kids' news app "Real Jobs" segment. See some fun screen shots!
  • Interview for students interested in Astronomy as a career
  • Project Astro Tucson volunteer, working with 7th grade students at Safford School (2012-2013)
  • UT Planetary Organization for Space Science and Exploration Guest Speaker ("Observing the Formation of Planetary Systems"), University of Texas at Austin (2011)
  • UT-SAGE Lecturer ("Observing the formation of Planetary Systems"), University of Texas at Austin, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (2011)
  • UT-NOVA Lecturer ("Observing the birth of Planetary Systems"), University of Texas at Austin, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (2010)
  • Invited speaker ("Observations of Water and other Molecules in Protoplanetary Disks") McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors meeting (2010)
  • English language editor for workshops and lectures produced by scientists in developing countries, used in the Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) IAU workshop (2010)
  • Science consultant for Alien Rescue - a problem-based learning program for 5th grade Texas science classrooms (2010)
  • Guest speaker ("How did the Solar System Form?") for SOFIA-EXES Teacher Associates meeting (2010)
  • Telescope viewing for Murchison Elementary School Science and Math Night (2010)
  • Career day speaker at Cedar Creek Elementary School (2009)
  • Guest speaker ("Extrasolar Planets"), Glendale High School (2009)
  • Guest speaker ("Extrasolar Planets"), Torrance West High School (2008)
  • Guest speaker ("The Solar System"), New York City Public School 85 (2004)