Public Engagement

I love to share my enthusiasm for science with the community. Some activities include: 

  • Featured expert for science news outlets including (selected):
  • Mentor – Power Chats 2017, Girls Empowerment Network. Austin, TX.
  • Invited Presenter – Big Data in Evolutionary Biology, Science Undergraduate Research Group (SURGe), 2016
  • Chair – Young Women in Bio Committee, Women in Bio (Austin, TX chapter), 2015-2016
  • Designer & Coordinator – Hill Country Science Mill, Forensic Science Special Event (ages 9-13): CSI Science Mill: Find the tater hater. July 2015
  • Invited presenter – How and why female birds exert favoritism in terms of offspring sex ratio and birth order in “Clever Bats, Poison Frogs, Zombie Ants and other wild tales from the work of graduate students and research scientists.” Forum UT, 2014
  • Life Sciences Professional Interviewee – Scottsdale Preparatory Academy middle school project, 2011
  • Invited presenter – Spring Meeting, American Association of University Women (AAUW): Lower Connecticut Valley Branch, 2010
  • Invited presenter – Fall Meeting, AAUW: Greater Meriden Connecticut Branch, 2009
  • Career Panelist – Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Women in Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, 2007
  • Guest Speaker – What is a mammal?, Brushy Creek Elementary, Round Rock ISD, Round Rock, TX, 2004