media and public outreach

Exhibitions & Demos

I have organized and participated in multiple science demos for general public or a target audience over multiple events. The demos cover a wide range of topics from general relativity and neutrino oscillations to testing water quality and understanding the scale of climate change.

Explaining General Relativity with a demo at Taste of Science Block Party at Caveat, New York City.
Organized Women in STEM poster exhibition to celebrate International Women's Day as President of GWISE, Stony Brook University.
Explaining Neutrino Oscillations to high school students interested in STEM at a #GOALSforGIRLS event at Intrepid Museum, New York City


  • Podcast:

    Narrated a life-experience from my undergraduate to a live audience at Caveat, New York City which was featured on the Story Collider podcast.

Naturally, questions arose. What if we were bad students? Or what if our parents were not academics and, hence, respectable professionals? Would we deserve the expulsion? Aren’t those the reasons to give us on-campus housing since it has a more academic atmosphere? But at that moment, I controlled my ever-bubbling urge to ask questions and just accepted the watered-down punishment with a lot of relief.

The Story Collider · Zoya Vallari: Naturally, Questions Arose

Science Communication

  • Winner of first place and public choice award for the Three Minute Thesis competition at Stony Brook University.