Eylene Pirez

Photographer, Traveler
Eylene is a physicist who has worked on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, dark matter
research, and is currently finishing her PhD in particle accelerator technologies at
UCLA. In addition, she is an astronomy educator and eHow contributor, and has
released hundreds of free educational science videos to the public. Born and raised in
Cuba, Eylene experienced harsh political and freedom restrictions in her early life that
drove her passion for world travel. Whether through photography or academia, her goal
is to solidify the bond between humans and the universe. Most recently, Eylene finished
building a van which will allow her to travel the North American landmass during her
upcoming sabbatical year.