I study the direct imaging of planets outside of our solar system.
Space sometimes makes me feel small but looking out at the vastness of it reminds me how much there is yet to explore and discover.
I would love to be on epsilon Eridani b or any other planet in a nearby system looking out in the night sky and seeing our Sun and the Earth.
Most times when I’m not in the lab, I’m out on the soccer field or hanging out on the beach reading a book.
I would love to read Ender’s Game again for the first time because as a child it inspired me to believe anybody can be a great leader and make an impact on the world.
A picture of Niyati in the Exoplanet Technology Lab where she works to align optics with high precision in order to simulate a telescope looking at a faraway star.