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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. 

Student Evaluations:


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

Some photos from the lab, field, and classroom

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