University Guest Lecturer. I love guest lectures — contact me if interested!

2018 & 2019. UH Manoa, BI404 Advanced Topics in Marine Biology: "Marine Invasives: Secrets to their success and should we "eat them to beat them"?"

2017. UH Manoa, BI404 Advanced Topics in Marine Biology: "Interactions among invasive Pacific red lionfish, fish parasites, and cleaning mutualisms native to Atlantic coral reefs."

2014. OSU, Z351 Marine Ecology: "Fishing out marine parasites? Impacts of fishing on species interactions in the ocean."

2013. OSU, BI358 Symbioses and the Environment: "Mutualism or parasitism?: The variable and context-dependent outcomes of cleaning symbioses."

Instructor of Marine Ecology Laboratory
Oregon State University: Corvallis, Oregon, Spring 2014

Co-taught OSU’s Z352 (2 credits, 30 students) and developed laboratory- and field-based curriculum, led lectures and activities, designed and graded assignments.  Students learned to “do science” by (1) designing and conducting their own experiment that explored ecological patterns and processes in the rocky intertidal marine ecosystem, (2) analyzing data, and (3) communicating results as part of a small collaborative group.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
OSU: Corvallis, Oregon, 2011 - 2012

(1) Marine Ecology Laboratory (Z 352, 2 credits, 30 students). Spring 2012

(2) Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (BI 212, 1 credit, 40 students). Winter 2012

(3) Principles of Biology Laboratory (BI 211, 1 credit, 40 students). Fall 2011

During the fall and winter quarters, I led one lab section, assisted in another lab section, designed quizzes, and graded assignments. During the spring, I led lab- and field-based courses based on the ecology of the rocky intertidal ecosystem.

Middle School Tutor
Edith Junior Academy & Vihiga Children's Home: Western Province, Kenya, Fall 2009

Established a library for Kenyan orphans and tutored middle school students in math, science, and English in preparation for their nationalized high school entrance exam.

Audio link for "Our Trip to Africa," Visiting Sermon at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church in Louisville, Kentucky by Daniel Holder, Emily Neyman, Lillian Tuttle on education (37:00 and 53:10), and Brian Pate

formal training

Scientific Teaching & Curriculum Design Seminar Participant
OSU: Corvallis, Oregon, Spring 2013

Discussed the theory and practice of effective scientific teaching. Developed a three-week lab module that allows students to explore the ecological and policy-related implications of ocean acidification, specifically on sea urchin larval development.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Seminar Participant
OSU: Corvallis, Oregon, Fall 2011 - Winter 2012

Participated in two 10-hour seminars that focused on quality classroom management, evaluation of student work, and creating an engaging learning environment.



#mentored during independent research project

*co-authored a scientific paper or poster

  1. Yasmine Lund-Ricard, 2018. Lab Assistant at UH-Mānoa, on exchange from la Sorbonne, France

  2. #*Mary Fashingbauer, 2017 – 2018. Lab Assistant at UH-Mānoa

  3. #*Curtis Chan. 2017. Lab Assistant at UH-Mānoa

  4. #Delaney Coleman. 2016 – 2018. Lab Assistant at UH-Mānoa

  5. #Jonnathon Choi. 2016 – 2017. Lab Assistant at UH-Mānoa

  6. #Crystal Valdez, 2016 – 2017. Lab Assistant at UH-Mānoa

  7. Christian Macaspac, 2016 – 2017. Lab Assistant at UH-Mānoa

  8. Ashley Coke, 2014. Lab Assistant at OSU

  9. Tayler Nichols, 2014. Lab Assistant at OSU

  10. #*Eric Dilley, 2014. Field Assistant at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, Bahamas (CEI)

  11. Emily Anderson, 2013. Field Assistant at CEI

  12. #*Allison Stringer, 2013. Field Assistant at CEI

Earthwatch Institute Student Challenge Award Program Mentor
Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Summer 2007

Guided high schoolers through scientific data collection, while focusing on the creative link between art and biology.