The background image is a composite image of the Sun. High-energy X-rays from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) are shown in blue; low-energy X-rays from Japan's Hinode spacecraft are green; and extreme ultraviolet light from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is yellow and red. https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/pia19821/nustar-stares-at-the-sun
I Do More Than Science!
Growing up in the Chicagoland area, I saw the many distractions that could deter people from achieving their dreams. I have been fortunate to have certain individuals and programs in my life that instilled confidence, self-respect and belief in myself. These are some of the reasons that I have been successful today. I remember how difficult it can be to achieve goals and dreams. That is why I make a continual effort to help others on their paths to attain success in their life in the communities that I am involved in.
I have been a mentor in two programs during graduate school. I have also been a mentee myself during high school. I continually speak to grade school and high school students about their futures and careers. I also conduct science outreach via numerous programs and at different universities that I have been to. A description of some of these activities is below.