Teaching Experience

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.