Teaching Philosophy

I am a dedicated teacher that emphasizes critical thinking and inquiry based learning. I focus on making the process of scientific discovery exciting and rewarding as well as emphasizing the practicality and importance of scientific research. Because I grew up in an urban area and had few opportunities to experience the natural environment during my youth, I am particularly interested in making science and nature in general accessible, relevant, and important to those living in urban environments.

Teaching Experience

Full Instructor
  • Introduction to Animal Behavior, University of Michigan, 2015-present
  • Physiological Psychology (Graduate Course), University of Michigan, 2015-present
  • Evolution & Behaviour, University of Cambridge, supervision leader, 2012-2014
  • Behavioural Ecology, University of Cambridge, supervision leader, 2012-2014
  • Animal Biology, University of Cambridge, supervision leader, 2012-2014
  • Animal Behavior (instructor), Michigan State University, 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Mammalogy Laboratory, Michigan State University, 2012
  • Ecological Aspects of Animal Behavior, Michigan State University, 2011
  • Evolutionary Biology Recitation, Michigan State University, 2010-2011
  • Evolutionary Biology Laboratory, Michigan State University, 2008-2009
  • Integrative Studies in Biological Sciences Laboratory, Michigan State University, 2007-2008
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology, University of Louisiana, 2006
  • Biological Diversity, University of Louisiana, 2005