Ph.D. Candidate, New Mexico State University
Meredith L. Rawls is a Ph.D. Candidate in Astronomy at New Mexico State University, where she uses binary stars as tools to better understand how all stars live and evolve. She is passionate about quality science education for all, enjoys playing viola, and loves watching people get excited about astronomy. She writes for astrobites and tweets @merrdiff.
Last week, more than 150 astronomers gathered in Nashville for a conference to examine fundamental questions in our field: Who gets to practice astronomy? How can we make astronomy more inclusive?