Teaching, Mentoring, and DEI

I enjoy being in a classroom and have a passion for teaching. I have been lucky enough to play a role in the education of thousands of students, primarily at the University of Kansas, in introductory-level biology courses and advanced courses in systematics and the history and diversity of life. I look to continue to grow in my approach, invest my time toward students’ learning both inside and outside of the classroom, and to provide support and opportunities for them to succeed in their academics and life afterwards. As a first-generation academic, I was lucky to have exceptional mentorship from teaching assistants and senior researchers who taught me a great deal through classroom and research experiences. I look to provide all, but especially those from under-represented groups, such as first-generation scholars, opportunities to pursue their passions. Please contact me if you are interested in research opportunities. Explore my CV section for up-to-date teaching information.