(3) Teaching

Teaching, both in the classroom and in mentoring students in the lab, is one of my passions. I have always found that I get some of my best ideas when I am discussing research with my students. My goal with every class is to pass on critical skills so that my students can evaluate results in the literature, conduct experimental design and analysis on their own projects, and to work independently and in teams. I prefer to facilitate this through hands-on work.

University of Wisconsin – Platteville, Lecturer

– General Biology – Introductory Level (Field and Lab) – Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

– Diversity of Life – Introductory Ecology & Evolution – Spring 2018

University of Illinois, Graduate Teaching Assistant

– Limnology – Senior/Graduate Level (Field, Lab, and Lecture) – Fall 2011 and 2013

– Anatomy and Physiology – Sophomore Level (Lab and Lecture) – Spring 2013, 2015, and 2016

– Environmental Biology – Introductory Level (Discussion) – Spring 2012, Fall 2015, and Fall 2016


Taking a class outside on a nice spring day in Illinois.


Lawrence University, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

– Aquatic Ecology – Junior Level (Field and Lab) – Fall 2009 and 2010


Field sampling with the Aquatic Ecology class at University of Wisconsin’s Trout Lake Field Station.


– General Ecology – Sophomore Level (Field, Lab, and Discussion) – Spring 2011

– Integrative Principles of Biology – Introductory Level (Lab) – Winter 2009, 2010, and 2011

– Terrestrial Field Ecology – Junior Level (Field and Lab) – Spring 2009

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