The Hofmann Lab hosts an annual public event at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center for World Oceans Day. This collaborative event brings together science, music, and art.
With the Hofmann Lab, I have acted as a science communicator and lecturer at public events ranging from the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve) to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Since arriving at UC Santa Barbara in 2014, I have volunteered with the Family Ultimate Science Exploration (FUSE) program through the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP). FUSE events are conducted at junior high schools throughout Santa Barbara and Carpinteria County. As a FUSE science communicator, I lead hands-on activities with students and their families. These activities span biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Through this program, I aim to share my research, engage with families in my community, and foster an understanding of and excitement for science.