Teaching is an integral part of training the next generation of scientists, managers, activists, and change-makers. I have a passion for student-centered teaching and cultivating individual success by fostering student agency over their own learning experience. Explore elements of my Teaching Portfolio below, including my teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching philosophy and other reflective documents, prepared curriculum materials, and professional development opportunities I have pursued to enhance my teaching effectiveness. This Teaching Portfolio is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Teaching at Colorado State University.

Teaching Experience

University of Florida

  • Turf & Ornamental Entomology (GTA, Aug 2022-Present)

Colorado State University

  • Plants & Civilizations (GTA, Aug 2020-Dec 2021)

  • Insects, Science & Society (GTA, Jan 2022-May2022)

University of Central Florida

  • Advanced GIS Applications in Environmental Studies (TA, Jan 2018-May 2018)

  • Honors Symposium (Co-coordinator, April 2017-Dec 2017)

  • Honors Symposium (TA, April 2015-Dec 2016)

Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

Below you will find evidence of my teaching effectiveness that I have intentionally triangulated from different sources, including student evaluations, description of teaching in the Experiential Learning Form, and a letter of support for the departmental Outstanding Teaching Award written by the instructor of record. Triangulating evidence from multiple sources helps me gather a bigger picture of my teaching effectiveness while avoiding the inherent bias present in any single metric.

Teaching Philosophy and Reflective Essay

Curriculum Materials

Professional Development