Sarbmeet Kanwal, PhD teaches Astronomy and Modern Physics at Brookdale Community College, where he was recognized as an Outstanding Instructor in 2016. He has a PhD from Caltech in Theoretical Particle Physics., and started teaching after a long and successful career in research and engineering at Bell Labs. His public lectures on popular astronomy topics such as Black Holes, Big Bang, and the Search for Alien Life have boosted his reputation for demystifying obscure topics for lay audiences. Sarbmeet is an ardent community advocate and volunteer. He is a founding member of Garden State MOSAIC an interfaith youth education program, for which he received the Earl Thomas Teasley Humanitarian Award from the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission. Sarbmeet is a longtime board member of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought. He promotes STEM education through volunteering his time at community science fairs, supervising student science projects, and teaching at after-school programs.