About the Scientist

Dr. Natalie Batalha is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center and the Mission Scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission. Her vision in communicating Kepler science to the public and outstanding leadership in coordinating the Kepler Science Team led her to receiving the NASA Public Service Medal. She's on the leadership team of Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) which brings teams from multiple disciplines together to understand the diversity of worlds. Kepler demonstrated that earth-size planets abound in the galaxy. NExSS will lead NASA's efforts to understand which are most likely to harbor life.

About the Guest Comedians

Natasha Muse is a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic. The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in 2016 they upgraded her to an “Artist to Watch.” Natasha features at the SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club. 

Kaseem Bentley is a San Francisco native and has been described by SF Weekly as the "best racial humor you don't feel guilty laughing at," by touching on racial stereotypes without being racist. He has also been on SeeSo and VICE TV’s Flophouse.

Partner: Dent Space

Dent creates meaningful experiences for people who are putting a dent in the universe. For the Dent Space conference, they brought together scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers of all backgrounds who are pushing us further ahead, making our ambitions a reality.

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