Public Speaking

“Words are events, they do things, change things” so let's bring on that change!

I have spoken at international conferences and global forums including TEDx and the United Nations.


TEDxAUB, Beirut | 2013
The Genius Formula

Arab Science Week, Virtual | 2020
Invited speaker and panelist

IAU Pale Blue Dot Symposium, University of Leiden, Netherlands | 2020
Invited speaker: Scheherazade and the Power of Story

United Nations/Jordan Event on Global Partnership in Space Exploration and Innovation, Amman | 2019
Invited speaker: Power of the Spoken Word: How Stories can Shape Realities, on Earth and in Space

Wolfson Research Event, Cambridge | 2019
Invited keynote: Shining Brightest in your Constellation

Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge | 2019
Invited speaker: Lives of Stars: Adventures Out of This World

Institute of Physics, Schlumberger, Cambridge | 2018
Invited speaker: The Intimate Lives and Exotic Adventures of Stars

Global Scholars Symposium, University of Oxford | 2018
Invited speaker and panelist: Navigating the Stellar Uncertainties

United Nations Expert Meeting On Space For Women, UN-Women, NY
High-Level Panel, UN Secretariat
| 2017
Invited talk: The Institute of Astronomy commitment towards equality and diversity: policies & measures.

National Astronomy Meeting, UK | 2017
Invited talk: Can the Chemical Evolution of the Galaxy Solve the Mystery of Oxygen in Red Giants?

AGB-SN Mass Transition, Rome | 2017
Two-Dimensional Stellar Evolution: 2DStars

Binary Stars in Cambridge, UK | 2016
Two-Dimensional Stellar Evolution with 2DStars: Introduction & Applications

Guest Scientist at SESTAS Seminar at MPA, Garching | 2015
Burning Questions in Stellar Evolution: Exploring Uncertainties in Mixing & Nuclear Reaction Rates

8th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, Sicily | 2015
Oxygen Isotopic Ratios in RGB & AGB Stars

13th Carpathian Summer School of Physics, Romania | 2014
Effect of 12C+12C Reaction & Convective Mixing on ONe WD Progenitors



Consultant on space and astrophysics, communication with storytelling, and inclusion in STEM. A STEM mentor with the UN with advisory roles in public engagement.


A social entrepreneur, I'm Founder and Executive Director of She Speaks Science. I also lead an entrepreneurship programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Public Speaking

“Words are events, they do things, change things”. I speak on astrophysics, entrepreneurship, equality in STEM, re-thinking education and storytelling.

Space Research

My research focuses on the structure and evolution of stars, their contribution to the chemical enrichment of the Galaxy and their interactions with nearby companions.

In the Media

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