Human Anatomy (D170)
In Spring 2019, I am teaching Human Anatomy (D170) in the Developmental & Cell Biology Department at UC Irvine. Are you a student in this class? Here's the Canvas link
Teaching Assistant Experience
I have taught labs for the following courses:
I have assisted in the following lecture or field courses:
Are you a UCI undergrad interested in my research? Send me an email and we can discuss research opportunities in the German Lab.
Queer in Science Workshop
Queer theory and cultural competency has often been disconnected from STEM fields. I am working on developing a workshop to promote understanding of LGBTQIA+ experiences in science and explore how researchers and teachers can use queer concepts as critical thinking tools in science fields. The following are current goals:
Would you like me to lead a discussion about this with your group? Are you interested in build collaborations around these goals and related issues? Contact me!
Targeted Instruction Generating Excitement about Research and Science (TIGERS)
The German lab is working in partnership local Valencia High School to design inquiry-based lessons that we perform with the students one day each month. The goal is to get students excited about science, to improve scientific literacy, and create a life-long love of learning (especially about science).
UC Irvine LGBTQ Mentor Program
One of my goals in academia is to make education more accessible to queer people and communities. I am a mentor for the UC Irvine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Mentoring Program which program aims to empower LGBTQ students to live more full, happy, and productive lives. The mentors work to support students through many facets of LGBTQ identity development and navigating higher education.
From 2011-2014 I was a Current Research section editor for Herpetological Review.
In 2010, I was interviewed by fellows from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research Experience for Teachers program on the work I was doing at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. They were interested in teaching multiple levels of students how research is really done. At the time I was conducting the first field season of my MS research. (Check out the interviews from my field assistant, Navasha Singh as well!)