Laboratory Teaching Assistant (Fall '09, Spring '10): 
Organisms and Populations (BS110)

Led weekly laboratory sections that complemented the lecture component of the course.  Labs ranged from aquatic organism dissections to digital experiments with Avida-Ed.  Evaluated students based on pre- and post-lab assignments, as well as a semester-long group research project culminating in a poster presentation.

Co-Instructer (Summer '11)
Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals (BEAM) - Study Abroad
This summer I was a co-instructor for the BEAM study abroad field course in Kenya.  The 3-week course introduces students to a variety of topics related to behavioral ecology and field research and culminates in a student-directed research project.  During the course students split time  between Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve, using bush vehicles as mobile classrooms while they completely immerse themselves in the lessons and surroundings.

About Me


I'm a third-year Ph.D. student at Michigan State University.  I was born and raised in Michigan, spent my undergraduate at Columbia University, and came back to Michigan to study under Dr. Kay Holekamp.