Kamdin Gutierrez is a non-traditional FLI student studying astrophysics and science communication. Kamdin’s academic interests are broadly in theoretical physics and cosmology, and he is passionate about developing ways to make science more accessible to underserved communities. Kamdin transferred from the College of Southern Idaho where he earned his ALA and received NASA’s Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) scholarship. At Stanford, Kamdin is a Transfer-101 co-lead and a candidate for the Notation in Science Communication. His current research with SLAC focuses on developing improved methods for dark matter detection. Apart from academics, Kamdin enjoys spending time with his three children, writing, and cooking.