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 last few 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 early 2023 and late 2023.
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 a novel.
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 the occasional large event or judging science fairs, I want to serve the scientific community and engage the public in science. I also enjoy serving the science community from within the academy by serving on relevant committees.