Teaching and Outreach

I have seven semesters’ experience as a teaching assistant; I’ve TAed at the Ohio State University for EEOB 210 (Local Flora) and at UW-Madison for BOT 400 (Plant Systematics), BOT 401 (Vascular Flora of Wisconsin), BIO 152 (Introductory Biology II), and a BOT 575 seminar (Beringian Botany) whose planned field session was canceled by COVID-19. I am also working on a Delta teaching certificate, a UW-Madison CIRTL program that develops future faculty’s teaching skills.

Outside the classroom, I have volunteered for COSI Columbus and the Madison Science Museum both in exhibit/workshop design and front-end teaching. I helped organize and run two consecutive Idaho Botanical Forays, long-weekend plant-collecting and outreach trips hosted by the state’s major herbaria. At BOTANY 2014, I co-led a field trip for the American Fern Society. My Three-Minute Thesis talk won first prize in the 2017 UW-Madison contest. I also frequent a few online plant-identification forums, where I volunteer my ID skills for fun and practice.