“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin

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InstructorCell Biology, BIO 337, Portland State University

InstructorImmunology & Serology, BIO 391, Portland State University

 

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Instructor, Microbiology Course, Stanford School of Medicine, 2016-2017:  In a flipped classroom model, I led sessions on specific microbiology topics (ex: acute gastroenteritis, microbiome turned pathogens, soft tissue infections, etc.) to introduce molecular mechanisms of infectious disease to first and second year medical students. Received Teaching Award (2017), nominated by the medical students.

Active Member, Pedagogy Journal Club, 2016-2017: This journal club covers current methods and practices in teaching.

Lab Mentor, Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP), 2015: Supervised and led an SSRP Scholar covering topics in molecular biology, innate immunity, and animal models. This student is a co-author on my current manuscript in preparation and went on to win Best Talk Award at the 2015 SSRP Symposium.

  Patrick Monette (Middlebury College) was my undergraduate researcher from the Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) in the summer of 2015. 

Patrick Monette (Middlebury College) was my undergraduate researcher from the Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) in the summer of 2015. 

Graduate Student Mentor, Emory University, 2010-2013: Supervised 5 rotation students in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics department and 2 undergraduate students within the lab of David Weiss. I share co-authorship with 2 of these students in published articles.

Science Writer, Co-founder/author, SmallerQuestions.org, 2010-2014:  I co-founded and contributed to a popular science blog, Smaller Questions, with science writer Sarah Scoles. We wrote weekly summaries and analyses of current scientific discoveries. Our goal was to situate new scientific discoveries, small and large, into bigger scientific, philosophical, and human context. We also created teacher resources to encourage educational experiences drive a deeper love for and appreciation of science. In 2011, SmallerQuestions.org was on the Top 10 Nature Science Blogs list and we received multiple Editors Choice Awards from ResearchBlogging.org. 

 

  Smaller Questions  was popular science blog that brought readers small bites of ground-breaking scientific findings, as they were happening (in collaboration with  Sarah Scoles ). 

Smaller Questions was popular science blog that brought readers small bites of ground-breaking scientific findings, as they were happening (in collaboration with Sarah Scoles). 

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Level Prokaryotic Genetics, Emory University, 2009-2010: Supervised this graduate-level course and held bi-weekly review sessions for the students. Guided graduate students through scientific manuscripts covering topics throughout the last century of research in the field of prokaryotic genetics.

Mentor, Research Outreach Program for Decatur High School Students, Agnes Scott College, 2007: Supervised female high school students in wet-lab exercises that covered molecular genetic techniques, including: DNA extraction, PCR amplification, and gel electrophoresis.