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

My interest in teaching began at an early age; as a teenager, I regularly led study groups for my classmates and translated multiple texts on the scholarship of teaching for my mother. My passion for teaching continued to grow during my undergraduate career through my work as a science tutor. However, it was not until I became involved with the Delta program that I realized the magnitude of the responsibility a teacher bears in the classroom or the vast array of tools available to foster student learning. Becoming a part of the Delta community has been a fulfilling and empowering process as I work towards my goal of becoming a professor at a large research-intensive institution. This teaching and learning portfolio is an overview of the experiences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that have shaped me as a scholar, learner, and teacher. 

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. 


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