I'm a space scientist exploring stars and their exotic adventures at the Institute of Astronomy, and a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. I also coach and consult on communication, public speaking and differentiation strategies with storytelling.
Being the first person to obtain a doctorate in astrophysics from a Lebanese institution highlights my duty as a role model and inspires my gender advocacy work in STEM. Always eager to share my knowledge and passion, I'm an educator, mentor and a storyteller on my blog Scheherazade Speaks Science, that was awarded the Cambridge University Public Engagement Starter Fund 2018.
Public speaking has been a thrilling and integral part of my professional life. I'm an invited speaker on the TEDx stage, at the UN, at international astronomy conferences. I give keynote addresses at various interdisciplinary forums, and get frequently featured in the media and on podcast interviews.
When not pursuing stellar endeavours 🔭✨, jogging 🏃🏻, gardening🌱or making my signature granola🥣, I would be sailing ⛵with my husband in the English wind!