Studying the Earth changes our sense of place
This shift in perspective is empowering and inspires scientific curiosity. When I teach, I aim to stimulate this curiosity, recognize and build on it when it appears spontaneously, and use it to motivate my students.
My interest in teaching grew side-by-side with my scientific training. As an undergraduate, I worked at Carleton College's Science Education Resource Center, editing and compiling online resources for geoscience educators. As a result, I became fascinated by the pedagogy of geology at the same time I was captivated by the science itself.
Graduate Teaching Assistant | UA Geosciences
As a teaching assistant for upper-division undergraduate classes, I designed and taught laboratory assignments, lectured, lead in-lab field trips around the Tucson basin, and helped to lead overnight field trips in southern Arizona and California.
Alumni Teaching Assistant | Carleton College
In the fall of 2007, I spent 12 weeks at the Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco (Frontale di Aprio, Italy) updating curricula, teaching field methods, grading, cooking, and providing extensive logistical support for Carleton College's geology field camp / study abroad program.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant | Carleton College
During my time at Carleton, I was a teaching assistant for Petrology, Structural Geology, and Introduction to Geology.