As an instructor in the Earth Sciences, I aim to inspire scientific curiosity and the desire to learn through interactive and engaging activities that involve stimulating field trips, student collaboration, and creative science communication.
Instructor - California State University Long Beach
Graduate Student Instructor - University of Michigan
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - University of Arizona
As a senior undergraduate student I helped to run labs and field trips, and held office hours for tutoring related to class activities and homework.
Teaching Development Workshops
UFERN Annual Network Meeting: (participant): March 2021
Three-day meeting discussing the future of undergraduate field education and experiences including the mini-workshop: Know Before You Go: Pre-Orientation Program Trailers as an Approach to Support Inclusions by Demystifying Field Experiences Workshop
Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (participant): January 2021
Three week workshop dedicated to using the QM rubric to create clear and accessible course material for an online course and prepare for QM-certification, lead by Quality Matters (opportunity provided by CSULB ATS)
CSULB Online Learning Studio (participant): August 2020
Three week workshop dedicated to converting in-person classes into online formats that include inquiry based and active learning components lead by Academic Technology Services at CSULB
Creating Inquiry-Based Labs for Introductory Geology Courses (participant): July 2020
Two day workshop lead by Drs. Kelsey Bitting, Katherine Ryker, and Rachel Teasdale during the Earth Educators Rendezvous
Earth Educators Rendezvous Virtual (participant): July 2020
Hosted by Stanford University, San Jose State University, and City College of San Francisco this 6th annual workshop and meeting brings together students, educators and researchers to discover and become involved with opportunities relating to teaching and learning Earth Science
Pathways to Scientific Teaching (participant): February 2020
Two day workshop lead by Diane Ebert-May hosted by the Postdoc Teaching Opportunities Program at UC Berkeley
Adapting Active Learning Strategies in your courses (participant): July 2019
Two day workshop lead by Drs. Rachel Teasdale and David McConnell during the Earth Educators Rendezvous
Earth Educators Rendezvous (participant): July 2019
Hosted by Tennessee State and Vanderbilt Universities this 5th annual workshop and meeting brings together students, educators and researchers to discover and become involved with opportunities relating to teaching and learning Earth Science
Preparing Future Faculty (participant): May 2018
Hosted by the University of Michigan Center for Teaching and Learning this month-long seminar helps graduate students prepare to pursue and succeed in faculty careers by providing workshops and activities on topics such as: effective teaching for a diverse student body, current issues in higher education, tenure and faculty work-life, and the job market.
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award: (2018)
Awarded at the annual John & Ruth Dorr Memorial Awards Dinner for innovative and enthusiastic teaching.