I am extremely passionate about public outreach and educating young adults about STEM fields and getting them excited about science. I participate in many outreach events each year. To see a detailed list of events please follow the link below.
In line with my goals to improve science and technology literacy in public education, I was a NSF GK-12 Fellow
during the 2013-2014 academic year. Working with a local middle school teacher, I was able to work for a full day each week in an 8th grade science classroom. Throughout the year I infused computational thinking and more general problem solving skills into the existing lesson plans as well as created completely new activities for the students to explore. My weekly activities and modules are hosted at Kenza's GK-12 Homepage
Within the astronomy department I have followed my passion for public outreach as the organizer for all New Mexico State University Depart of Astronomy outreach events throughout the 2011-2012 academic year. I moved on from this position to become the President of the Astronomy Graduate Student Organization (AGSO) in the 2012-2013 academic year. As president I was able to examine.
In addition, I created and acted as Team Captain for the New Mexico State University Astronomy Team in the 2013 Relay for Life event on campus.