I love to teach.
It's one of my favorite parts of being a scientist. I have taught in classrooms, laboratories, field sites, on-trail, and in jail cells and have found something rewarding in it all. As a graduate from an experiential college, I favor hands-on and active learning approaches but I am always interested in the latest pedagogical research to better understand how students learn and how teachers can be more effective. To this end, I have pursued formal pedagogical training at UC Davis, Harvard University, and ETH Zurich.
Additional Teaching Experience:
UC Davis (Teaching Assistant)
Biological Sciences 2A: Essentials of Life on Earth. 2013 (1 semester)
Biological Sciences 2C: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life. 2009, 2011 (2 semesters)
Plant Biology 147: Plant Communities of California. 2010 (1 semester)
ETH Zurich (Guest Lecturer)
Insect Ecology. 2018, 2019, 2021
Caritas Creek Education Center (Teacher Naturalist)
On-trail environmental education for inner-city students, grades 6-12. 2005 - 2006
Alameda County Library Jail Tutoring Program (Inmate Literacy Tutor)
Reading, science, & math tutor. 2010 – 2011