Science Policy

Science Policy Fellow

I am a 2018-2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow. I am the first ever fellow placed in the Census Bureau.

Science Policy Group

I was the co-founder and president of science policy group at UC Irvine from January 2016 to June 2017.  The group works to spread awareness of science policy as a career and work to develop policy relevant skills in our membership. The key focus is on communication abilities and understanding of the federal government process, e.g. the budget.


In June of 2017 a fellow co-founder of the Science Policy Group and I co-organized the first science policy symposium to occur at UCI. It was an all day event including hands-on activities, networking, and local speakers to teach us the basics of science policy and illustrate a few wildly different career paths.

Science Communication


In August 2017 I served as an editor for Op-Ed Project: Building a Better Society Through Science where I edited a handful of op-eds for a nationwide campaign encouraging scientific funding.

In May of 2017 I wrote letter for the Tiny Science newsletter on myself and density functional theory.

In April of 2017 I wrote an opinion piece for my hometown newspaper the Napa Valley Register.

Spherical Cow Company

In the summer of 2010 I got my first taste at science communication by working with Professor Lloyd Knox, graduate student Damien Martin, and undergraduate David Gribble to put together a video aimed at lay audiences explaining the Cosmic Microwave Background. Check it out here!