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Dr. Tana Joseph

Dr. Tana Joseph is a South African astronomer, entrepreneur, public speaker, and social justice advocate for the sciences.

She obtained her PhD in physics in 2013 and has been awarded both Fulbright and Royal Society fellowships in recognition of her research excellence.

Dr. Joseph is passionate about science communication and firmly believes that science is for everyone. In 2018, she founded her own science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) communications and consulting company, AstroComms.

Dr. Joseph is an advocate and consultant for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and decolonization efforts in astronomy and science. In this capacity, she has worked as the Equity and Inclusion coordinator for astronomy in the Netherlands. Currently, Dr. Joseph is a public engagement manager at the University of Cambridge, working to embed DEI best practices into research culture to promote meaningful and mutually beneficial public engagement work.

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