Teaching & Outreach

 

Assistant Professor, UC San Diego Biological Sciences (2018-present)
Designing and teaching BIPN 145 Neurobiology Laboratory, as well as several BS/MS courses on critical thinking & presentation in science.

Invited Speaker, Caveat NYC (2018)
Performed neuroscience-themed standup as a part of The Symposium, and improv as a part of Unteachables.

Invited Neuroscientist, Guerilla Science (2017 – present)
Co-hosted neuroscience-inspired events at the Oregon Eclipse Festival, The Attraction Lab  (NYC), and the Sweet Shoppe (NYC) 

Instructor, UC San Diego Psychology (2015)
Designed and taught Psyc103: Principles of Behavior. [syllabus]

The College Classroom Course (Winter 2015)
Completed a 10-week course on the fundamentals of active teaching in an undergraduate classroom. [website]

Visiting Educator at High Tech High San Marcos (Winter 2015)
Designed and taught a six-week module, “Neuroscience Tools & Societal Impacts,” to three junior biology classes with about 30 students each. [class website]

UCSD Outreach Teacher Training Program (2013 – 2016) 
Developed curriculum for implementation of three full neuroscience lessons in high school classrooms, piloted these lessons, and secured funding. [website]

NSF GK-12 Socrates Fellow (2012-2013)
Collaborated with high school biology teacher to develop curricula, teach classes, and design a project that translates doctoral research to students. Included a month-long summer course on pedagogy and active learning. [website]

UC San Diego, Dept. of Neuroscience Teaching Assistant (Fall 2012)
Assisted with Neuroscience 200A, Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience.

Northampton County Jail, Music Therapy Class Coordinator (2008-2011)
Created and implemented lesson plans for weekly music class meetings, organized and trained volunteers.

Santa Cruz County Jail, Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Fellow (Summer 2009)
Taught weekly computer, book & film, and art classes with female inmates.