I feel when scientists are connected to the greater community, scientific knowledge truly has power. For this reason, I will continue to engage in several campus and community outreach activities. A few of the activities in which I have already participated are listed below.

Through Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)

Hosting the Event 'Write-It, Do-It' and 'Experimental Design' for MI Science Olympiad (2011-2013)

College Ambition Program (CAP) Panelist: College in the Sciences (2012)

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS), Community Outreach Committee Chair (2011)
Coverage of our summer work in the Allen Neighborhood Newsletter

Coordinating Volunteers and Presenting at Science Day at Plainwell Elementary School (2011)

Conducting Several Resume/CV, Applying to Graduate School, Writing Personal Statements, and Interviewing Workshops for Undergraduates (2010-2013)

Preparing an interactive website and volunteering at Lansing Girl’s Math and Science Day (2011), plus hosting the event (2012, 2013)

Poster and Presentation Judge for the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) (2011-2013) and the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE) (2013)

Through the MSU Museum

Society for the Study of Evolution Outreach Grant, "Evolutionary Anthropology Activity: Examining Hominid Remains", to develop a human skull evolution lab with high school biology teachers (2014)

Presenting at Darwin Discovery Day at the MSU Museum
(2011 'What Does a Scientist Look Like?' Activity Pictured on the Right) (2011-2014)

Silent Spring Exhibit Contributor: Role of Women in Science
(Exhibit Panels and Interactive Display Pictured on the Right) (opened June 2012)

Mutation Station (Genetics of Evolution) Exhibit (planning 2012-2013; opened October 2013)

Through the Owen Graduate Association (OGA) and Owen Graduate Hall

'Green Games': Encouraging Sustainability on Campus
(Won $1,000 (2011) and $750 (2012) from MSU Green Games for Most Impact in Community)

Presenting on Professional Social Networking for Graduates/Undergraduates (2011)

Holding a Trivia and Movie Event with Eco MSU for campus environmentalism (2011)

Through Zoology, EEBB, and/or BEACON

Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference Panelist, Graduate School (2014)

Brookwood High School (Snellville, GA) Presentation on Studying Sexual Selection,
“What Can You Do With A Degree in Biology?” Series (2012, 2013)

Computing and Evolution: Demos at Glencairn and Marble Elementary Schools (2012-2013)

Evolution in Action Presenter, Spartan International High School Engineering Program (2012)

Mentor for the Future Science Leaders Program, Daegu Science High School (Korea) (2012)


Interested in outreach? Unsure of where to start? Email me!

Darwin Day
MSU Museum Darwin Day

Symphony of Sound
Symphony of Sound, the Physics of Music at Girls Math and Science Day

Silent Spring Exhibit
MSU Museum Silent Spring Exhibit

Summer Science
Summer Science at Hunter Park