Teaching

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In my teaching, I value curiosity and intrigue from my students and push them to ask high level, interesting questions. Over the past four and a half years, I’ve worked hard to improve my effectiveness by honing methods that bridge knowledge and interest gaps, and become adept at adjusting my teaching style to different types of students. I’ve observed that students readily learn biological concepts when presented in a non-traditional way so I start each lab section with a “fun fact.” These facts are interesting, easy to understand biological tidbits meant to grab students’ attention and encourage them to ask questions.

Teaching Assistant

Foundation of Physiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2016, 2018, 2019, Dr. Michael Kennedy.

Limnology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2016, 2018, Dr. Daniel Schindler.

Civilization Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018, Dr. Ben Wiggins.

Foundations in Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018, Dr. Hilary Hayford.

Pelagic Ecosystem Functions of the San Juan Archipelago, FHL, University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA, 2017, Dr. Jan Newton, Dr. Matt Baker, Dr. Rebecca Guenther.

Marine Invertebrate Zoology, FHL, University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA, 2017, Dr. Gustav Paulay and Dr. Peter Funch.

Marine Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017, Dr. Jennifer Ruesink.

Introduction to Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015, 2016, 2017, Dr. Fredrick Dooley, Dr. Jake Cooper, Dr. Scott Freeman.

Natural History of North American Deserts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014, Dr. Eric Larsen,

Core Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2013, 2014, Dr. Beatrice Fineschi.

Guest Lecture

Foundations in Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018.

Marine Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017.