In The Media

From Scheherazade to Urania, a modern muse for astronomy

Media appearances, podcasts and news features

"Modern Muses" by cultural London-based magazine Postscript


Modern Muse for Astronomy - Postscript

Featured as Modern Muse for Astronomy by cultural magazine Postscript in its Reinvention issue, which deconstructs mythological muses and reimagines our sources of inspiration through modern interpretations as women of colour.

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UAE Hope Mars Probe - Alroeya Newspaper

Interviewed by Dubai-based Alroeya Newspaper صحيفة الرؤية to comment on the role of the UAE's Hope Mars probe, first Arab interplanetary mission, in advancing our knowledge of the Red Planet and inspiring the Arab youth to take up STEM education.

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A new Scheherazade - Annahar Newspaper

On re-weaving Scheherazade's story in Cambridge, the article describes the inspiration behind She Speaks Science and is a shout-out to every Lebanese woman who aspires to blaze a trail.

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The manmade ‘stars’ - BBC Future

“Capitalism has reached stratospheric heights” was one of my laments in this interview on the commodification of the night sky with artificial commercially-branded constellations and the escalating mess of space debris.

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Cambridge astrophysicist calls on UN

Feature in Cambridge University News on the global network of STEM ambassadors that I put forward to the United Nations to encourage women and girls into science.

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Cambridge University trailblazing scientists

Feature as one of the Cambridge trailblazing scientists, for International Women's Day 2019.

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Imperial Innovation & Entrepreneurship Podcast - 2021

On how I bring together space science, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Femme Lead Podcast - 2020

With Alexandra Ciobotaru on being a scientist, taking up space and positive self-identity around STEM.

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The Winning Side - 2020

With Peju Adebajo and Sara Hasan on women empowerment and designing a better future.

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Women Making Waves - 2019

With Suzie Thorpe on my successes and failures in science and gender advocacy.

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The Interplanetary Podcast - 2019

With Mat Russell on struggles, stellar music and raison d'être of She Speaks Science.

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Business of Story - 2019

With Park Howell on our stellar origins and communicating science with story.

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Melanin Memos - 2019

On mentorship, my work with the UN and the importance of giving back.

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Consultant on space science and storytelling. Helped innovative businesses bring space science into their products, services and even marketing strategies.


Founder and Executive Director of She Speaks Science. I also lead entrepreneurship education programmes at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Public Speaking

“Words are events. They do things, change things”. I speak on astrophysics, entrepreneurship, STEM, education and storytelling so that things can change (for the better!).

Space Research

My research contributed to the understanding of how stars live and evolve, chemically enrich their Galaxies, and interact with nearby companions.

In the Media

Profiled in media including BBC Future, Room Space Journal and various podcasts. Featured as "Modern Muse for Astronomy" by London magazine Postscript.