PhD Student, Education
University of California, Irvine
In my teaching, I work to support student learning through transparency and the inclusion of diverse perspectives. In addition, I am a firm believer in employing and modeling sustainable teaching practices that centers the instructor's role in creating a healthy learning environment for their students. Please see below for the various teaching experiences that have, over time, individually and collaboratively shaped my teaching philosophy and research area.
DTEI Pedagogical Fellow
In 2023, I was accepted into the Pedagogical Fellows Program, a program under UC Irvine's Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation. As a Pedagogical Fellow, I am primarily responsible for creating and implementing a discipline-specific, professional-development program for incoming graduate student teaching assistants. As a Pedagogical Fellow, I also work to refine my teaching strategies and philosophy through participation in an interdisciplinary pedagogical community.
University Studies 84
In Summer 2022 and 2023, I served as the Instructor of Record for University Studies 84: Bridges to University Success. These courses are a part of UC Irvine's Summer Bridge program, which is focused on helping incoming first-year undergraduate students from first-generation, low-income backgrounds transition to university learning at UC Irvine. As the Instructor of Record, I was primarily responsible for designing and leading all aspects of the course. I also hired, trained, and managed undergraduate discussion leaders to support course objectives.
As a Teaching Assistant for the UC Irvine School of Education (2021-2022), I assisted with lectures, course organization, and student group projects in both lower-division and upper-division courses designed for undergraduate Education Sciences students. I also organized and led discussion sections related to culture, educational reforms, and 21st-century literacies.
As a Teaching Assistant with the UC San Diego Revelle College Humanities Program (2017-2021), I helped guide undergraduate students new to college-level writing with constructing evidence-based arguments in both classroom and one-on-one settings. Through developing handouts, videos, and other interactive educational materials focused on introducing important steps in the writing process, I worked to aid students’ understanding of literary, historical, and philosophical texts in both in-person and online learning environments.