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Throughout my scientific career I have developed a strong interest in teaching and engaging with students of diverse ages and backgrounds. I am highly motivated to help students learn, which I achieve through providing a combination of lectures, hands-on activities, laboratories, research projects, and field trips.

Undergraduate Lecture and Lab Instruction
Adjunct Faculty – Pima Community College, West Campus
General Biology for Majors II (BIO 182IN) – Spring 2015

Adjunct Faculty – University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Vertebrate Physiology (ECOL 437) – Spring 2013 

Teaching Assistant – University of New Mexico, Biology Department
Microbiology Laboratory (BIOL 352) – Spring 2011 
Microbial Ecology (BIOL 451) – Fall 2010
General Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory (BIOL 386) – Fall 2009, Spring 2010
 
Active Learning Exercise Developer – University of New Mexico, College and Outreach Programs
Introductory Chemistry (120) and Calculus (MATH 180)  Summer 2012

Guest Lecturer
Environmental Issues (EG481) – 1 lecture, ITT Technical Institute, Tucson, AZ 
Herpetology (BIOL 488) – 2 lectures, University of New Mexico 
General Vertebrate Zoology (BIOL 386) – 1 lecture, University of New Mexico 

Undergraduate Teaching Intern – Oregon State University, Biology Department
Principles of Biology (BIO 201) – Fall 2003

Mentoring and Supervision
I have trained and supervised fifteen undergraduates and one high school student in molecular genetics methods and/or field biology.

NSF GK-12 Fellowship
As an NSF Graduate STEM Fellow K-12 Education (GK-12 fellow) at the University of New Mexico, I collaborated with teachers and other fellows at Belen Middle School in Belen, NM to create and implement inquiry-based science lessons and projects for 7th and 8th grade students. Additionally, wdesigned and coordinated an outdoor education program, which provided students with hands-on experiences in ecological research. Click here for an archive of lessons.

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