Dena Izadi is a senior research associate in the physics education research lab at Michigan State University. She holds a Ph.D. in experimental biophysics. Izadi’s work is focused on using qualitative methods in characterizing the landscape of physics public engagement across the United States. Her primary research interests are creating evidence-based assessment tools and designing and conducting qualitative research practices for equitable and accessible education. Izadi is also passionate about creating hybrid spaces for blending physics with other disciplines, including art and design, to make physics more inviting to nonphysicists and the general public.