Dr. Parshati Patel is an Astrophysicist turned Science Communicator, and STEM Education Researcher based in London, Ontario, Canada. Parshati has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Planetary Science & Exploration from Western University. For her PhD, she investigated disks around young, massive stars. Parshati is an Educational Outreach and Communications Specialist at Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration. She is currently on leave for a secondment. She has been communicating her passion for space science and technology with students and the public for 9+ years through various outreach initiatives. At the Institute, she develops and leads space themed classroom workshops, after-school programs, and public events, trains graduate students and educators, engages with the media, produces podcasts, manages several outreach initiatives, and develops and coordinates social media and web content. Parshati is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University where she conducts research to understand and gauge the engagement of the participants as well as their outlook on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers and interest in STEM fields. She serves on the Board of Advisors for Students for Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) - Canada and Principal Scientific Adviser's Consultative Group to the Government of India. Parshati recently reignited her love for night sky photography and she often uses her photograph to start conversations about light pollution and our place in space. She is passionate about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as uplifting women in STEM.