Why teach?shapeimage_1

Teaching is one of my primary passions, and has been a major part of my scientific career.  I have spent time teaching in both formal and informal venues, and working with students ranging from elementary students to adults.  I believe that teaching is one of the most important roles of a scientist.  Bringing cutting edge knowledge to a public audience educates, empowers and inspires.

My Teaching Statement

Some Lesson Plans

Instructor at Washington State University

  • Biology of Humans (Sum, Aut 2016; Spr, Sum, Aut 2017; Spr 2018)
  • Medical Terminology online (Spr 2017, Spr 2018)
  • General Ecology online (Sum, Aut 2017)
  • Organisms & Global Change (Aut 2017)
  • Biology of Fishes (Aut 2016)

Instructor at the University of Washington

  • Foundations in Ecology (Sum 2015)

Laboratory Instructor at the University of Washington

  • Invertebrate Zoology (2014)

Teaching Assistant at the University of Washingtonshapeimage_2

  • Best Practices in Science Teaching (2009)
  • Introduction to Ecology and Evolution (2006, 2008, 2011)
  • Invertebrate Zoology (2007, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Marine Ecology (2007)
  • Plant Ecology (2012

Teaching Assistant at the Friday Harbor Labs

  • Marine and Coastal Conservation Science (2007)
  • Marine Benthic Ecology Research Apprenticeship (2008)
  • Marine Biology (2012)
  • Marine Environmental Research Experience (2012, 2013)
  • Marine Invertebrate Zoology (2008, 2013)
  • Marine Subtidal Ecology Research Apprenticeship (2007)
  • Marine Zoology (2003)

High School Instructor through NSF GK-12 FellowshipDSC_0314

Instructor at Pacific Marine Research

  • Marine Science (2005)


Professional Developmentshapeimage_3

I was a participant, and then teaching assistant, in the Best Practices in Science Teaching class taught in conjunction with  the UW’s Ocean and Coastal Interdisciplinary Science NSF GK-12 program.

I was a member of the UW’s Biology Education Research Group, a group of Seattle-area teachers with the goal of developing and promoting effective science teaching strategies.

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