Hi, I'm Krystal Vasquez (she/her/hers)! I'm a freelance science writer and PhD Candidate at the California Institute of Technology.

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 science and academia can impact marginalized groups.

Alongside research and writing, I am also the Communications Manager for the Journal of Science Policy & Governance and regularly advocate 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.

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