Current course offerings:
Mycology, Botany 461/561, Oregon State University
Broad taxonomic survey of the fungi and their biology. Examines fungal life histories, systematics, ecology, and genetics, as well as ethnomycology. Introduces approaches to mycology in the field, including collection and preparation of specimens.
Population Genomics Biological Data Sciences 477/577, Oregon State University
Enables translation of fundamental knowledge in genetics and genomics to the study of evolution and gene function in populations. Applies skills in computational biology to process, analyze, and draw conclusions from genomic datasets at the population and ecosystem leve
Previous courses offerings:
Mycology, Duke University, Fall 2016
Botany 105 Teaching Assistant, Humboldt State University, Fall 2012
Field Fungal Biology Workshops, United States, Guyana, Cameroon
Mentoring several undergraduate and graduate students, references available on request.
I believe that becoming an excellent educator means a lifelong commitment to learning and improving. In addition to my degrees and research experiences, I hold a Certificate in College Teaching (CCT) from Duke University which includes in depth observations, evaluations and feedback on effectivity of in-classroom and digital teaching techniques. I have worked to incorporate videos and digital activities developed during the COVID-19 era teaching into the modern classroom. Utilizing apps like iNaturalist and making asynchronous digital materials available to reinforce in person learning has increased inclusivity and fungal biological knowledge retention. I have over 10 years of experiences teaching to students of all ages in diverse settings from labs and classrooms to my favorite place for learning – the forest.