A conversation with Sarafina El-Badry Nance
Title: Starstruck – A conversation with Sarafina El-Badry Nance
About Sarafina El-Badry Nance: Sarafina El-Badry Nance is an Egyptian-American astrophysicist, analog astronaut, author, science communicator, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, and fervent women's health advocate. Passionate about increasing science literacy, she uses a variety of mediums (social media, books, academic publications, film, and TV) to share the magic of the universe with the world. After being diagnosed with the cancer-causing BRCA mutation and having a preventative double mastectomy at age twenty-six, she publicly advocates for genetic testing, self-checks, and equity in healthcare. She has been awarded fellowships by the National Science Foundation, been named one of Forbes' 30 Inspirational Women and was on Forbes' list of "30 Under 30" and the Arab America Foundation's "40 Under 40." She lives in Berkeley with her partner and her dog, Comet.