For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a strong passion for science and sharing it with those around me. Whether I was drawing out the carbon cycle for a friend at a sleepover, explaining the ozone layer at a family dinner, or just identifying plants on a hike, I’m fascinated by the natural world and the mechanisms that drive it. This curiosity and love of sharing led me to Stanford University, where I earned a B.A. in communication and an M.A. in Environmental Science.
During university, I focused much of my work on the techniques of good communication, looking for ways to drive engagement and weaving calls to action into my written and multimedia work. I expanded my love of sharing knowledge and found that I had a talent for distilling complex information into a format that was interesting, digestible, and concise. Following my sophomore year, I worked as a tutor in the Stanford Academic Resource Center, assisting summer session students of all ages and abilities with written work throughout the quarter as well as personal statement writing for college admissions.
My pedagogy is and continues to be informed by my own experience as a student with a learning difference. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to not understand a concept and have no presented alternative to the way it is being taught. I strive to avoid discouragement in my students by constantly pivoting and adapting my lessons based on material retention and comprehension. I firmly believe that if there’s a will to learn it, there’s a way to teach it.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy cooking, watching movies, and exploring California’s natural landscape!