Teaching

I am currently a lecturer with the Princeton Writing Program, where I teach a science-infused writing seminar I designed entitled “Sensory Communication.” In this course, my students write about the theories and complexities of animal communication systems, make philosophical arguments about human pheromones, and construct a research paper that targets an intersection of human sensory communication and culture.

Previously, I was a teaching assistant at the UConn Writing Center, where I acted as Assistant Director. In this position I trained tutors, led university-wide personal statement workshops, and worked one-on-one with students at any stage of the writing process — from grappling with an essay prompt to revising a draft. As a Writing Center tutor, I used a nondirective teaching model to allow student writers to analyze and critique their own writing.

I have also been a TA for UConn Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department’s Limnology class, teaching upper-level students about the science of fresh water in both the lab and field. I worked with each student on individual research projects and helped assess final project grades.

I have taught multiple semesters of General Biology labs for non-biology majors. Working with non-majors, primarily freshmen, gave me an early start on explaining scientific concepts to non-scientists. And I can’t think of anything not to like about teaching a roomful of eighteen-year-olds how to dissect an eyeball.

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