Community outreach

  1. I had the pleasure of participating in Caltech's Science for March community outreach event in 2019. I feel strongly that spreading excitement and awareness about science in general and climate science in particular is in our mandate as socially responsible citizens and scientists. And I love teaching kids about science because they are so excitable and naturally curious about our world.
  2. I tutor through the Caltech Y Rise Program. During summer 2020, I tutored one student over Zoom (due to COVID-19) while she prepared to take the SAT exam.
  3. I am involved in outreach activities aimed at recruiting undergrad students to stay involved in STEM and go to graduate school, at Caltech or elsewhere. Most recently, I gave a research talk at Caltech's FUTURE Ignited 2020 virtual conference to a group of students who are interested in Earth science!

Leadership roles within the Caltech community

  1. I am a Caltech Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador. My advocacy project involves establishing a data-driven framework through which invited seminar speaker's demographics can be tracked over time and used to assess departmental progress towards diversity targets.
  2. I am the president of the Women in Geophysical and Planetary Sciences (WinG) group at Caltech. We organize coffee chats with visiting professors, a monthly journal club to discuss social science research about gender and minority representation in the sciences, and social events for students in the GPS division at Caltech.
  3. I co-organize the ESE department weekly seminar with Jörn Callies.
  4. I am participating in the Unlearning Racism in Geoscience (URGE) Caltech GPS Pod which began in winter 2021. I am working with a group of fellow graduate students and postdocs to create anti-racist policy recommendations for our Division to follow in spaces ranging from fieldwork to graduate admissions.
  5. I am a founding member, and was the treasurer from 2019-2021, of the Caltech Hillel student group for Jewish life at Caltech.
  6. I have had the privilege of participating in the Giving Voice project and serving on the Title IX Graduate Student Council since 2019.