Simran Nerval is a PhD candidate at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. She studies a time period know as inflation, the exponential expansion of the universe within a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. Simran received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Toronto and her Master of Science in Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology from Queen's University. Alongside her research she spends a lot of time running outreach events with the IDEAS (Innovation, Diversity, Exploration & Advancement in STEM) Initiative and AstroTours in order to promote enthusiasm for science in youth and advocate for diversity. In her free time, she is an aspiring baker, baking everything from loaves of bread to decorated cakes!