Ana Aceves, undergraduate, astrophysics and media studies
Ana Aceves has been a student leader in several organizations at UC Berkeley, including The Berkeley Compass Project, a physical science community focusing on improving undergraduate physics education and increasing student retention. She is also campus liaison for University Affairs and has been a student instructor for the History, Culture, and the Practice of Salsa Dance course in the Sociology Department.
Aceves is currently an undergraduate research assistant for an NSF-funded grant titled "Forging Identity and Community in Physics: Evaluation and Dissemination of Compass" through the Graduate School of Education. She is also an undergraduate researcher working on the Gemini Planet Imager through the Astronomy Department.
She recently completed the Mass Media Fellowship for Scientists and Engineers organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Through this fellowship, she became a freelance screenwriter for Univision Communications Inc. and Fusion TV. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.
Aceves' interests include science education for the public and improving the quality of Spanish-language science content.