Teaching Bibliography

Over the past 10 years, I have gained experience in teaching and curriculum development for students at various levels, from Kindergarten to graduate students. My experience includes working as an undergraduate teaching assistant, doing outreach at a non-profit organization, and serving as a graduate teaching assistant while pursuing my PhD. Below is a compilation of my teaching experience and specific course information, and my full CV can be accessed here.  

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Portland State University, Sept. 2015-June 2016 & Sept. 2017-July 2020

Lab courses: Independently taught lab courses, delivered course materials, facilitated lab activities, led student field trips, supervised student research projects, set up learning management system pages, graded assignments, assigned final grades for the lab

Lecture courses: Assisted with curriculum development, graded assignments, assisted with in class activities (e.g., R statistics worksheets in data analysis courses), held office hours


  • ESM 220: Introduction to Environmental Systems Lab (Lab Instructor)
  • ESM 221: Applied Environmental Studies: Problem Solving Lab (Lab Instructor)
  • ESM 222: Applied Environmental Studies: Policy Considerations
  • SCI 327: Oceans and Society
  • ESM 343: Environmental Problem Solving
  • ESM 428/528: Urban Ecology
  • ESM 566: Environmental Data Analysis
  • ESM 567: Multivariate Data Analysis 

Guest Lecturer, Portland State University

  • Oceans and Society (science course for non-majors), July 2020
  • Advanced Science Communication (graduate level course), Feb. 2017
  • Urban Ecology (junior/senior undergraduate and graduate level course), April 2016

Field Trips Manager, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2015

Duties: Developed programs, managed the field trip schedule, provided leadership to a team of 12 education presenters (e.g., scheduling, payroll, annual evaluations which included individual teaching observations) 

Education Presenter, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012 & Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009

Duties: Developed curriculum and taught K-12th grade outreach and field trip programs focused on various scientific topics (e.g., water cycle, marine and rainforest animal biology/ecology, fisheries, oceanography, etc.) 

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Utah University, Aug. 2010-May 2011

Duties: Assisted with lab activities, graded lab assignments and quizzes, and supervised student research projects. 


  • General Biology II
  • Ecology