My life is driven by an enthusiasm and a desire to improve the lives of those around me. Not only am I passionate about my work, but I also strive to be generous with my time and loving with my actions. My current position as a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Physics allows me to focus on my students, creating an environment where they can learn to love (or at least understand) math. I hope to broaden my educational impact by starting a research agenda focused on equitable practices in undergraduate math education. I spend most of my non-work time building relationships with friends and colleagues over coffee and volunteering throughout the community. When I need an introvert moment to recharge, you’ll find me curled up on the couch with my dog, a warm beverage, and a book.
Teaching and Learning Philosophy
My focus when teaching is to show students that what they learn in the mathematics classroom is applicable, attainable for all students, and worthy of acclaim. This mission is accomplished by creating an engaging classroom climate where students are free to make mistakes, express themselves, and gain ownership of the material in order to build their own understanding of the concepts presented.