“Science changed me, and allows me to make contributions to the world and everyone, regardless of their identity should have that right”. – Dr. Jedidah Isler, Black Holes, Blazars, and Women of Color in Science|Nat Geo Live, .
Dr. Baccouche is a formally trained nuclear physicist, focusing primarily on theoretical nuclear physics. In addition to this she is a science media producer via her media production company: AZIZA Productions, which focuses on communicating science to the lay public through film and television.
“It’s important to me that I can convey that sense of excitement to my students. I want them to realise it’s not just book learning, that there is a sense of adventure and a sense of discovery in every aspect of astronomy.” – Professor Mercedes T. Richards commenting on the importance of passion in teaching.