I am passionate about sharing my love of science

Teaching

Soils and Global Change

In 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.

The Science of Ecosystem Measurement

Dr. 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

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.

Guest LecturesAgroecology | Provided for: Ecosystem Ecology | Fall 2019, 2020Isotope Additions | Provided for: Terrestrial Isotope Ecology | Spring 2020

Outreach

Graduate Women in Science Northern Colorado Chapter

  • Local Girl Scout troops (Space, Ecosystems, etc.)

  • Local retirement home (Science conversations)

  • Local schools (Soil Ecology, Geology)

Expanding Your Horizons Nothern Colorado

  • Soil Ecology Workshop

Cotrufo Lab Soil Ecology

CSU Speaks

Mentorship

USDA NIFA Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates (REEU)

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.

Research Mentoring to Advance Inclusivity in STEM (RMAIS)

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.

Promoting Geoscience Research Education and Success (PROGRESS)

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.