Ariel Waldman is a graphic designer who has focused her efforts on space exploration and space in general. She has created Science Hack Day, as well as her own website detailing how people can get involved with space exploration without needing to go into a STEM field directly related to space. Personally, I admire her work on Science Hack Day, as it’s a way for those not in STEM fields to get involved with things that they are interested in without the need for specializing in the related fields. Ariel uses humor to her benefit during presentations. She will make jokes to keep audience engagement high while staying relevant to her topic. Humor is a common strategy to increase engagement, but Ariel’s use of humor is skillful in her incorporation of it into her presentation.

Ariel’s 2018 lecture on space exploration.

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