Hi, I'm Krystal Vasquez (she/her/hers)! I'm a science writer and PhD Candidate at Caltech studying atmospheric chemistry.
By day, I study how air quality is impacted when urban pollution mixes with natural emissions from trees as part of the Wennberg Lab. By night, I translate scientific topics for a variety of audiences and shine a light on how scientific discoveries and STEM culture can impact marginalized groups. My pieces have been published in outlets such as JSTOR Daily, Chemistry World, Environmental Health News, and Scientific American.
Alongside research and writing, I am the Communications Manager for the Journal of Science Policy & Governance and also advocate regularly for the creation of more inclusive STEM environments both on and offline. I am especially interested in discussing ways to make academic research more accessible to students and researchers with disabilities.