Dr. Anjali Tripathi

As an astrophysicist, Anjali Tripathi explores the formation and evolution of planets. Committed to making science accessible to all, she is an active science communicator, working with both media and education. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Tripathi served as a White House Fellow working to solve problems from natural disaster resilience to R&D budget direction and helped manage the transition into the Trump administration for the USDA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Anjali holds degrees in physics and astronomy from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Cambridge. She is a former Marshall Scholar and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

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As a White House Fellow, I served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

I currently work at the intersection of science and policy at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with a focus on global change.

Since 2020, I have been a member of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Data and Epidemiology Team.

Writing (Selected):

Who Should Pay for Moon Shots? (Scientific American)

Jeopardy! blog entry & details

To the Observatory of Paris and Beyond (MIT Admissions Blog)

Data Visualization (Selected):

LA County Department of Public Health: Los Angeles County COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID Watch LA: Viral Respiratory Surveillance

Personal projects: COVID-19 LA Tracker, Lunar Craters named after women