I am the Lead Facilitator and a mentor with the Sundial Project at ASU which is an organization geared towards fostering a diverse community of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty with interest in the physical sciences. I work closely with other mentors and ASU-freshmen to help entrain and retain under-presented minorities in STEM majors. For more, click here.
I have a deep interest in the improvement of communication between scientists and the public.
I have produced and been involved in outreach video's with the objective of effectively communicating and promoting science to non-scientists. I have done this in different capacities including producing a science communication video about the life of a graduate student in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU as well as being featured on Vme Televisión as a Latina in STEM (here) and an educational gaming platform, STEM Mio, geared towards middle and high school Latino/a students.
I have been involved in outreach with Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) in Los Angeles, CA, communicating earthquake hazards and preparedness to local communities as well as other scientists at the SCEC Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA (video on the lower right).
Outreach Days at ASU
My lab participates in the Night of the Open Door and Earth and Space Exploration Day every year hosted at ASU. Here we perform demonstrations such "Salt and Pepper Rocks" which simulate the experiments we do in the EPIC lab. These events are open to the public and we get over ~32,000 visitors ranging from all ages including K-12 students from the Phoenix area.