I'm an Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Fellow in the Astrophysics department.
My research focuses on developing and using theoretical models in order to characterise the atmospheres of exoplanets. This is traditionally done in a Bayesian framework, however I am beginning to do this in the context of machine learning.
When I'm not thinking about the atmospheres of alien worlds, I am talking about them on TikTok! I love to breakdown the results of my own work, as seen from this video about the mysterious exoplanet GJ 1214b.
As an LGBT+ person in STEM, I believe that visiblity and representation is important. I am a trustee for the charity Pride in STEM, we were one of the driving forces behind LGBT+ in STEM day - this is November 18th every year. I'm the coordinator of the Out Thinkers events that we run, these are events where LGBT+ people in STEM can give a talk about their work in a safe environment surrounded by like-minded people. They provide a great oppotunity to network with other LGBT+ people in STEM and promote their work. Click here to learn more about Out Thinkers and our previous speakers.