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While in Russia in June 2018, I gave a talk at Kazan Federal University. The public relations office interviewed me and published an article about my visit (in Russian, but that's what Google is for). My thanks again to Ilfan Bikmaev and Yuri Nefedyev, my incredibly gracious hosts.



Below is the trailer for Hubble's Diverse Universe, a documentary focused on the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA on the careers of a group of Latino/a and African American astronomers. The trailer features Eric Wilcots, Dara Norman, Jarita Holbrook, and Kevin McLin.


I don't feature in the trailer, but I was interviewed for the film, which is somewhat amusing since it's only in the last year that I finally applied for and got some Hubble time. I discussed NASA's diversity programs, and particularly the Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship (I was a Jenkins Fellow in graduate school) and the NASA Administrator's Fellowship Project. Unfortunately, neither program exits any more.



I was interviewed for a TV piece on the Chandra detection of the very young, powerful pulsar PSR B1509-58 and its wind nebula... or, as the media dubbed it, the Hand of God.


(I thought there was only one Hand of God, but apparently they're getting more common.)



I was interviewed for a Daily News article about Mars One, or, more specifically, about a New York woman who was among the finalists for a one-way trip to Mars.