Welcome to my teaching portfolio! I first came to the United States almost 9 years ago directly from Bucaramanga, Colombia to pursue a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, I moved to Madison, where I now am a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. I conduct my research on aortic valves under the supervision of Dr. Kristyn Masters. More specifically, I create models of aortic valve leaflets in the laboratory so I can study the early stages of valve disease. I have many academic interests outside of scientific research, which include teaching, mentoring, and learning new languages. I also enjoy dancing, crocheting, baking, traveling, and reading. To learn more about me, refer to my curriculum vitae.
To make the most out of this e-portfolio, I recommend beginning with my teaching philosophy where I highlight the principles that guide me as an educator and their relationship to the Delta pillars. Each principle is featured in a separate tab with examples drawn from my experiences accompanied by reflections that contextualize the contribution of each activity to my personal growth and professional development. These principles are independent from each other and do not need to be analyzed in any particular order.
Browse my portfolio at your leisure! I hope you enjoy learning about the experiences that have influenced and shaped my past, present, and future teaching practice.