I have experience teaching science in a variety of formal and informal settings. I have worked as a teaching assistant for Northeastern University’s biology department for three years. In that capacity, I’ve had the opportunity to teach introductory biology labs for biology majors and non-majors as well as labs for an upper level ecology course. Before coming to Northeastern, I worked at an academic summer camp (Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth), where I helped teach an oceanography course in Hawaii for gifted and talented middle school students.
I have also worked part-time as an instructor for the Museum of Science’s Overnights Program for the last five years. As an instructor I designed and presented hands-on workshops for students ranging from 1st through 8th grade. Each workshop was tailored to the specific exhibit and age group but always incorporates elements of inquiry based, collaborative learning. Workshop themes included: animals and adaptations; engineering design challenges; and using the scientific method to understand the world around us.