Public Engagement:

 

Sharing my enthusiasm for science and setting examples for the next generation of scientists are core principles of my research program. I have participated in a wide variety of STEM public engagement initiatives, especially with K-12 students in our local communities and overseas.

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Team - Small fish, Big spash! at ASU Open Door 2020

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Kids enjoying Small fish, Big splash! hands on activities at ASU Open Door 2020

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Field guides prepared for public use at the visitor center, Kanneliya forest, Sri Lanka

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Battle of the sensory systems at ASU Open Door 2018

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Battle of the sensory systems at ASU Open Door 2018

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Are you smarter than a fish? Science Fest 2016: Indiana University

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Are you smarter than a fish? Science Fest 2016: Indiana University

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Classroom in Hoshangabad, India

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With school kids in Central India

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Science camp for Advanced Level students (2006)

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Oriental Public School Assembly, West Bengal, India (2014)

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Classroom in Oriental Public School, West Bengal, India (2014)

Facilitate Research Experience:

 

I also believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to tackling scientific challenges. So far, I have mentored 37 undergraduates from diverse backgrounds including 25 women, 14 people of color, 9 first-generation college students, 3 LGBTQ community, 2 veterans, and 1 community college transfer.

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Cassidy Gavin, a student from Red Mountain highschool 2018.

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ASU Undergrad research Assistants 2017-18: Alicia Flores, Jennifer Flores, Morgan Hermann

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IU Undergrad research assistants 2016-17: Brandon Crowley & Samantha Couch

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Haleigh Boulanger, summer volunteer ('19) working on the swim tunnel

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Hafsa Omar, summer volunteer ('19), running optomotor assay

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Brandon Crowley, IU senior, scoring heatmaps of zebrafish social behavior

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Summer research team (2019): Alexander Huang, Melissa Lopez, Hafsa Omar, Haleigh Boulanger

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Lyan Padilla-Velez, REU summer intern from University of Puerto Rico, working on the fluvial tank

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Vincent Campiti, IU Biology senior, taking fish images to run geometric-morphometrics on wild zebrafish populations

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IU undergrad research assistants 2014-2015: Mary Kate-Tully, Lisa Chawdhari & Vincent Campiti