Teaching

My diverse teaching background includes elementary STEM, secondary mathematics, and undergraduate sciences. I have taught abroad several times, most recently as a TALMA fellow, teaching English to Israeli students through the lens of STEM. I was an NSF Graduate K-12 fellow where I translated STEM research into K-12 classrooms. I was the recipient of a Digital Education Innovation grant from the Yale CTL and am engaged in outreach activities in the local community. In Fall 2017, I was appointed as an Associate in Teaching for Limnology, a new field-based course I co-designed and co-taught with my advisor David Post. I hope to use my experience as a CTL fellow and CIRTL Scholar to help fellow graduate students and faculty approach teaching as a scientific endeavor and bring their research into the classroom.

Teachings Awards and Grants: 

Rosenkranz Grant for Pedagogical Enhancement
Digital Education Innovation Grant
Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award
Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) Outreach Promoting the Understanding of Evolutionary Biology Grant
School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Council Graduate Award for Service Projects that Enhance the Public Good Award

Teaching Experience:

Limnology: the study of inland waters, Yale, Associate in Teaching (Instructor of Record), Fall 2017

Associate in Teaching Program: The AT program supports Yale College courses team-taught by GSAS doctoral students and faculty members. This program requires that doctoral students conceptualize or redesign, plan, and deliver an undergraduate course in partnership with a Yale faculty member.

Evolutionary Biology, Yale, Teaching Fellow, Spring 2016

Conservation Biology, Yale, Teaching Fellow, Fall 2015

Principles in Ecology and Evolution, Yale, Teaching Fellow, Spring 2015

American University of Kuwait, Teaching Assistant for Chemistry and Biology departments, Laboratory coordinator for Intensive English Program, all levels, 2010

K-12 Teaching Experience:  

TALMA International Teaching Fellowship, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation and State of Israel Ministry of Education (Yale): highly competitive international teaching fellowship open to Teach For America and Taglit Alumni focused on international education equity, 2016

North Side Elementary School of Science, Math, and Technology, NSF Graduate K-12 STEM fellow, teaching Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students about my original research and STEM fields, 2012-2014

Teach For America, summer training institute: Quitman County, MS, Secondary Math faculty, Greene County High School, Eutaw, AL, Secondary Math faculty, 2010-2011