science meets art
Hi, I'm Laci!
From studying the universe to painting it, I believe science and art are interconnected. I finished my PhD in planetary sciences in 2021 studying the atmospheres of brown dwarfs and exoplanets. I paint artworks inspired by space + nature under the guise of Steller Arts—wordplay on my love of the cosmos and the name of one of my favorite birds, the Steller’s Jay.
I am a published researcher in astrophysics, science education, and have extensive experience teaching undergraduate students topics from physics to geology. As an avid participant and supporter of science communication, I create accessible content on social media, connecting science + art, redefining what it means to be a scientist.