I am finishing my dissertation with a planned defense date of September 4, 2018 and thus do not have any teaching engagements scheduled.
Courses Taught at UC Irvine
Physiology Lab E112L
Anatomy Lab D170
Courses Taught at CSU Northridge
Human Anatomy Lab
Vertebrate Biology (Graduate Assistant)
Tropical Ecology (Graduate Assistant)
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:
If this is an area of interest for you, please contact me! I am seeking to build collaborations around these goals and related issues.
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!)