Spring 2014 – Research Apprenticeship
The University of Vermont offers a Research Apprenticeship course for undergraduates. I served as an advisor to two undergraduates who conducted literature reviews and completed small tasks related to my research. My students also participated in semi-weekly meetings in which I taught them how to code in the R programming language. I also wrote and assigned several coding exercises using data from my research.
Spring 2013 – Biology 001 Laboratory Teaching Assistant
I was a teaching assistant for the Biology 001 laboratory course at the University of Vermont. Biology 001 is an introductory course for non-majors and I had a diverse group of students, from college freshman to post-baccalaureate pre-med students, all with varying degrees of interest in biology. The labs consisted of 20 minutes of lecture followed by a 2.5 hour laboratory exercise. Topics ranged from physiology to ecology and evolution and exercises included computer simulations, simple experiments, and writing exercises. I taught two lab sections, each with ~20 students.
UVM Graduate Teaching Program
I was accepted into the University of Vermont Graduate Teaching Program in August 2014. This 2-year program requires attendance at several professional development workshops on high-impact teaching practices, technology in the classroom, and diversity. Participants also observe award winning professors and prepare a teaching portfolio and philosophy statement.