Dr. Bryan Méndez works to educate and inspire others about the wonder and beauty of the Universe as an education specialist at UC Berkeley’s Space Science Laboratory and an adjunct professor of astronomy and physics at Bay Area colleges. He develops educational programs and resources for students, teachers, and the public; conducts professional development for science educators; and teaches college courses in astronomy and physics. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997 with degrees in Astronomy, Physics, and Music; and continued his studies at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 2002 with a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Bryan is a family man devoted to his wife and the most precious twin boys in all the cosmos, a sci-fi/fantasy geek with particular obsessions for Star Wars and Star Trek, a saxophonist, and an aspiring filmmaker. Bryan is bicultural, of Mexican and European backgrounds, and strives to foster diverse perspectives in his work.