Hello, fellow nerd!
I'm Ginny Liz, a cosplayer and science graduate student dedicated to both the arts and STEM. I'm passionate about creativity, education, and curiosity in both aspects of my life!
About the Science
I'm in the final years of my PhD in physics. During my academic career, I've dabbled in dark matter detection and star-forming galaxies... but if there's anything I enjoy more than physics, it's getting others interested in exploring the universe!
That's why my PhD research focuses on Physics Education Research (PER). I study the reasons women like me enjoy doing physics, and the barriers that we face in the field that can prevent us from doing so.
I have a strong interest in science communication, outreach, and education for all ages and firmly believe in the need for scientists to communicate the broader impacts of their research to the public in accessible ways!
About the Cosplay
I stumbled into the strange but wonderful world of cosplay in 2013, when my friends and I decided it would be a fantastic idea to drive twenty hours to San Diego for SDCC. I had never even been to a convention, but I was so excited that I jumped into the deep end, buying my first sewing machine and making a couple of costumes for myself and my friends without any prior sewing skills.
Nowadays, I've combined my love of costuming and math by exploring the geometry, algebra, and calculus found in common sewing techniques as a way to convince my sewing friends that they're actually really, really good at math -- while making costumes of my favorite characters and, uh... rockets, I guess?