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Teaching as Transformation

One of my missions is to design and teach courses that have a lasting impact on how students relate to the world around them. Using course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), paired with individualized mentorship and invitations for creativity and community, I facilitate student-led discovery experiences in the classroom. 


ESPM139A: Genetics of Amphibian Declines

In the Fall of 2022 I co-designed and taught this CURE course with my advisor, Bree Rosenblum at UC Berkeley. We led teams of students along a journey of discovery, facilitating student-led research projects focused on amphibians in the field and in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. We also integrated one-on-one check-ins, team building activities, and heartfelt discussions about how we relate to nature and our role as scientists in society. Students reported significant increases in confidence around planning and executing scientific projects and reported feeling more prepared for the next step in their journeys. This course will be offered again in Fall 2023.

Future Plans

Building an immersive, semester-long field course for undergraduates conducting research at a UC Reserve... More soon!

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