Lead instruction & course development
- Climate Action Program Data Science Workshop (University of California, Irvine) — Organized and co-taught a three-day workshop for graduate students and postdocs on using data science to confront and communicate climate change. Each group of five participants identified a problem and used the tools learned during the workshop to build an interactive, data-rich web application to communicate their findings to the public. [GitHub repo]
- Field Methods in Ecology (Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory) — Taught a module on population biology for this undergraduate field course, integrating the course material with hand-on data collection for my Ph.D. research. Students learned to connect demographic models with data and use model analyses to make data-informed policy recommendations.
- Statistics in R
- Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory — Hands-on lesson in data analysis with the R statistical language for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. [Workshop materials]
- Center for Environmental Biology, University of California, Irvine — Hands-on lesson in data analysis with the R statistical language for undergraduate students in the CEB Internship program. [Workshop materials]
- Experimental Design (Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory) — Experimental design for field experiments, emphasizing treatment vs. control, methodological vs. statisitcal controls, pseudoreplication, and fitting design to a statistical analysis.
University of California, Irvine (as Ph.D. student)
- The Idiom and Practice of Science (90 honors undergraduate students) — Reviewed material presented in lecture and wrote the quizzes and tests.
- Plant Diversity (17 biology major undergraduate students) — Helped students work through problem-based laboratory exercises with plant specimens.
- Global Change Biology (90 undergraduate students) — Engaged students with the course material during field excursions and in office hours.
- Quantitative Methods in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (19 Masters/Ph.D. students) — Taught 2 of the course lectures and assisted students with in-class exercises in the R statistical language. Additionally, I mentored half of the students as they conducted an independent data analysis as their final project. [ANOVA slides] [Comparing means slides]
- From Organisms to Ecosystems
- Course coordinator (11 graduate TAs, >800 undergraduate students) — Coordinated the development of in-class activities across all discussion sections of this course, the second part of the introductory biology series.
- Discussion section leader (200 undergraduate students across 3 sections) — Developed active learning activities to connect students with the course material presented in large lectures.
- Limnology & Freshwater Biology (60 undergraduate students) — Prepared and facilitated hands-on field exercises and helped students collect, analyze, and interpret data for their research paper. This was a writing-intensive course, and I provided multiple rounds of feedback for students to improve their scientific written communication skills.
- Field Methods in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (24 undergraduate students) — Engaged with students during field exercises and helped them to design, implement, and understand the results of their independent research projects. This was a writing-intensive course, and I provided multiple rounds of feedback for students to improve their scientific written communication skills.
- Introduction to Ecology (24 biology major undergraduate students) — Assisted with field laboratory exercises, grading tests, and written assignments.