Teaching

Teaching experience

Teaching Assistant for BIOL 005B: Introduction to Organismal Biology

  • University of California, Riverside (Spring 2020)
  • Undergraduate lab, online due to COVID-19

Teaching Assistant for BIOL 161B: Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates

  • University of California, Riverside (Winter 2020)
  • Undergraduate discussion sections

Teaching Assistant for BIOL 163: Evolutionary Ecology of the Terrestrial Vertebrates

  • University of California, Riverside (Fall 2019)
  • Undergraduate lab and field course

Teaching Assistant for BIOL 161A: Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates

  • University of California, Riverside (Fall 2017 and Fall 2018)
  • Undergraduate discussion sections

Guest Seminar Leader for EEOB 210: Organismal Biology

  • University of California, Riverside (Spring 2018)
  • Graduate seminar

Guest Lecturer for BIOL 5B: Introduction to Organismal Biology

  • University of California, Riverside (May 2017)
  • Undergraduate lecture
  • “Muscles and Movement Part 1: Animal Locomotion”

 

Training/certifications

University Teaching Certificate Program

  • University of California, Riverside (January – June 2019)
  • Highly selective, 2-quarter-long program on innovative practices in pedagogy

Graduate Student Diversity Certificate Program: “Making Excellence Inclusive”

  • University of California, Riverside (March – June 2018)
  • Weekly three-hour-long workshop that teaches skills for promoting equity and inclusiveness in the classroom

BIOL 301: Teaching Biology at the College Level

  • University of California, Riverside (September – December 2017)
  • Graduate level course to increase TA effectiveness in the life sciences

Teaching Development Day

  • University of California, Riverside (May 2017)
  • One-day series of workshops covering various topics in pedagogy

ENTOM 3350: Naturalist Outreach Practicum

  • Cornell University (January – May 2012)
  • Upper-level undergraduate course on effective practices in educational outreach

 

Other activities related to teaching and mentorship

Consultant, Graduate Writing Center

  • University of California, Riverside (September 2019 – present)

Presenter, Graduate Writing Center Workshop

  • University of California, Riverside (May 2020)
  • “Applying for Fellowships”

Invited speaker, Physics Organization for Womxn and the Under-Represented (POWUR)

  • UC Riverside Physics Department (March 2020)
  • “Broadening participation in STEM by reducing stereotype threat”

Presenter, Graduate Writing Center Workshop

  • University of California, Riverside (January 2020)
  • “Writing concisely”

Mentor, SICB Broadening Participation Mentorship Program

  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (January 2020)

Mentor, JMIH Mentorship Program

  • Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (July 2019)

Invited speaker, Graduate Student Diversity Certificate Program

  • University of California, Riverside (May 2019)
  • “Mitigating stereotype threat through growth mindsets”

Presenter, Teaching Development Day

  • “Mitigating stereotype threat through growth mindsets”
  • University of California, Riverside (May 2019)

Panelist, STEM TA Roundtable

  • University of California, Riverside (April 2019)

Invited Panelist on Grant Writing for EEOB 265: “Lunch Bunch”

  • University of California, Riverside; graduate course (April 2016)
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