I am passionate about sharing my love of science
Restoration EcologyIn Fall of 2023, I led the soils section of this Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) led by Dr. Katie Suding. I designed and led soil field sampling, a soils lab, and a soils lecture so students could use soils data in their restoration plan.
Soils and Global ChangeIn the Fall of 2021, I co-taught this course with Dr. M. Francesca Cotrufo and Dr. Alison King. I contributed new lectures on soil carbon storage in grasslands and forests and human connections to soils and global change, as well as designed a field trip to a local global change experiment. I also updated and taught existing lectures and labs. In Fall 2022, I developed this course into an online course with Dr. Cotrufo.
The Science of Ecosystem MeasurementDr. Claudia Boot and I designed this course as a graduate seminar for the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU. We carried out this course during the Fall 2020 semester. We explored how scientific instrumentation can be used to address ecological questions through a discussion-based course.
Teaching Assistant for Ecosystem Ecology (Undergraduate and Graduate)For Fall 2019 and Fall 2020, I served as the teaching assistant for Ecosystem Ecology, an upper level course for CSU undergraduates in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. I have designed and provided a lecture on Agroecology, designed rubrics, and carried out office hours. For my work, I was awarded the Warner College of Natural Resources Outstanding TA award for the 2019-2020 academic year. For Fall 2022, I served as the teaching assistant for the gradaute level Ecosystem Ecology class, a 25-person gradaute student course. I helped develop a project using NEON data, provided guest lectures, and graded and created rubrics for assignments
Guest LecturesSoil Organic Matter Dynamics | Provided for: Ecosystem Ecology | Fall 2022Agroecology | Provided for: Ecosystem Ecology | Fall 2019, 2020, 2022Isotope Additions | Provided for: Terrestrial Isotope Ecology | Spring 2020
- Local Girl Scout troops (Space, Ecosystems, etc.)
- Local retirement home (Science conversations)
- Local schools (Soil Ecology, Geology)
- Soil Ecology Workshop
Cotrufo Lab Soil Ecology
I served as a mentor for the USDA NIFA REEU program in the Summer of 2020. My mentee presented the results of her project at the 2020 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and is working on a follow up project related to this work.I received funding from the CSU Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) for a research assistant for the Summer of 2018 as part of the RMAIS program. My mentee co-led a project with me on biochar effects on wheat germination. We both attended workshops on gender bias and mentoring led by myself and other GDPE graduate students.PROGRESS aims to increase the retention of women in the geosciences. I served as a mentor for this program for the 2017-2018 academic year.