Lisa Dans is a PhD candidate in Physics at McGill University. Her research focuses on the characterization of the atmosphere of planets outside of the Solar System using various space telescopes. She also works on characterizing exoplanets through a technique called gravitational microlensing, a research project she started working on as a part of a Visiting Graduate Research Fellowship at Caltech.
She is also devoted to making science accessible to everyone. As the outreach coordinator of the Department of Physics at McGill, she regularly gives presentations about her research to the public and at local schools in Montreal and manages outreach programs that give students an opportunity to disseminate their work. She is also one of the co-founders of the McGill Physics Hackathon, an annual programming competition with a twist on physics with the objective of closing the gap between the field of physics and industries.