Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching provides an opportunity to nurture the next generation of critical thinkers. I am passionate about sharing knowledge with students, igniting creativity, and inspiring students to pursue their ambitions.
Over the years, I’ve developed an interest in mentorship. Teaching and mentoring go hand-in-hand. Mentorship offers the opportunity to guide students through difficult, and sometimes, foreign spaces to help them actualize their potential.
I enjoy writing in all forms, both fiction and non-fiction. I have published three peer-reviewed manuscripts to date and I am preparing two more for submission in mid-2023 and 2024.
With respect to fiction writing, I have written several short stories, some of which I’ve submitted to contests, and published a couple of poems (long ago). Currently, I’m working on two novels (one completed awaiting revision; one in progress).
Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Justice, and Accessibility is paramount to the scientific enterprise. Different perspectives and backgrounds results in more creative thinking and better science. However, DEIJA isn’t just about doing better science, it’s also about valuing people.
Whether it’s judging science fairs, giving talks, or serving on review panels, I want to serve the scientific community and engage the public in science.