I am a strong proponent of the Wisconsin Idea—that our work at UW-Madison should benefit the university and beyond. My goal for all of my students—whether they are in formal classroom settings or informal mentor-mentee relationships—is that they learn something they will take beyond the classroom, become engaged citizens, and gain one more lens through which to look at the world. To do so, I emphasize learning as a dynamic and reciprocal process and ensure students have safe spaces to learn through reframing topics and adding inclusive material.
I have been a Teaching Assistant (TA) at UW-Madison eleven times for four different courses, an instructor twice, and have engaged with over 3,000 students. I have either either been the TA or lecturer for the following courses: Introduction to Psychology (four times), Child Development (two times), Human Sexuality (four time TA, two time instructor), and Research Methods (once).
- Recipient, Graduate Lecturer Award, Department of Psychology, 2017
- Nominated, Innovative Teaching Award, 2016
See my personal website (in development)for more information about my teaching.