• NYC Charter and Private School Substitute Teacher, School Professionals, Winter 2012-present • Science Educator, Publicolor, Fall 2012-Summer 2013 • Earth Science Teacher, South Lenoir High School, NC, Winter-Spring 2011 • Science Educator, Harlem Center for Education, Fall 2010 • CUNY Hunter Student Teacher, Long Island City High School, Spring 2010 • Environmental Educator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Winter 2007-Summer 2009 • Environmental Educator, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Spring-Fall 2006 • General Ecology Lab Teaching Assistant, SUNY Fredonia, Fall 2004/2005 • Cell and Sub-Cellular Biology Teaching Assistant, SUNY Fredonia, Spring 2005/2006 • Sonoran Desert Field Course Teaching Assistant, SUNY Fredonia, Spring 2005 • Columbia University’s Biosphere 2 Center Astronomy Mentorship, Spring 2001 • University of Arizona Marine Discovery Program, Fall 2000
I believe that process and outcomes of teaching and learning are greatly enhanced when both teachers and learners are passionately engaged in the material. As teachers, we rebel against the teacher-centered system we were educated in and allow the students to have more control and choice over their own learning, and thereby enhance their engagement, intrinsic motivation, internal attributions, and self-efficacy for our classes and subject as a whole. In any classroom, I am constantly striving to create a learning-centered, collaborative environment with a diverse array of pedagogical practices.
• Master’s Thesis: “Native Mussel Presence in Riffle Areas of Cassadaga Creek, NY”, SUNY Fredonia, Department of Biology, Fredonia, NY 01/2004-05/2006 • SUNY Fredonia Student Research and Creative Endeavors Poster Exposition, Spring 2005 • Great Lakes Research Consortium /State University of New York Department of Environmental Science and Forestry Poster Exposition, Syracuse, NY, Spring 2005 • Holmberg Foundation of Jamestown, Fellowship Recipient, Summer 2004/2005
• Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 08/98-12/02 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ • Masters of Science, Biology 01/04-05/06 SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY • Advanced Certificate in Adolescent Education, Biology 7-12 08/08-05/10 Hunter College, Manhattan, NY • Columbia University’s Biosphere 2 Center, Earth Semester , Spring 2001 • Biodiversity and Land Use Change in San Carlos/Guaymas, Mexico, Summer 2001
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