"To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand" - Josť Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish philosopher)

One of the great joys (and responsibilities) of being a scientist, is sharing scientific knowledge and ideas with the public. I'm very grateful for the many opportunities I've had to engage the public's imagination as a science educator. In addition to general public outreach, I am highly interested in women-in-science and urban youth educational issues. This undoubtedly stems from my own journey through academia, beginning in innercity Philadelphia. I hope to continue developing educational models throughout my career that serve women and underrepresented minorities in the sciences.

Speaking about prehistoric astronomy at 'Astronomy on Tap',
Boulder Cafe, Rochester, New York. Photo credit: Tanya Zani.