I am very passionate about teaching and scientific outreach. I am often at my happiest when I am discussing my research and academic interests with people who are new to or unfamiliar with the topics. I see every conversation, even the most passive, as an opportunity to educate and bring science to the forefront of more people's minds.
Outreach and Science Communication
Dino Fest | NHMLA
Courses officially taught and assisted with.
History of Life: A View from the Museum, LAB (GEOL 126)
Teaching Assistant, Spring 2019, Univeristy of Southern California
Lab delves into hands on applications of material covered in the lecture course described as "topically-driven exploration of evolution, environmental change, and the history of life on Earth via the fossil record with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles as a laboratory. How the changing Earth and life co-evolved through time."
Planet Earth (GEOL 105)
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2018, University of Southern California
Broad lab topics covered which served as an extension to topics covered in lecture which on the geologic structure and evolution of planet earth including principles of plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, processes of mountain building, continent and ocean formation, earthquakes, volcanism, fossils and geologic time, and development of landforms by running water and glaciers.
Conservation Ecology (11:216:317)
Grading Assistant, Spring 2018, Rutgers University
Graded weekly written assignments and research papers, with effective feedback to facilitate writing improvement. Assignments pertained to various topics on the effects of technology and population growth on species, ecosystems, and human communities, environmental impact of agricultural and industrial systems, global environmental change, and biological and social underpinnings of conservation.
Physical Geology, LAB (GEOS 1104)
Teaching Assistant, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Virginia Tech
First half of this lab course focused on identification of minerals and rocks; with the second half delving into broader physical geologic themes including interpreting and building geologic maps, topographic maps and air photographs and their use in understanding landscape and geologic influences on human activities.