"I study supermassive, hyperactive black holes called blazars in order to understand how nature does particle acceleration. I use blazars–supermassive black holes at the centers of massive galaxies that “spin up” jets of particles moving at nearly the speed of light–as my laboratory. By obtaining observations across the electromagnetic spectrum from radio, optical, and all the way through to gamma-rays, I piece together how and why these black holes are able to create such efficient particle accelerators and, by extension, I understand the universe a tiny bit better. I’m also very interested in and active about creating more equitable STEM spaces for scholars of color broadly, and particularly for women of color."
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