Teaching

ASU Prison Education Program

Outreach, Arizona State University, Prison Education Program, 2018

The Prison Education Program at ASU is an education program in which ASU students and staff teach courses to incarcerated adults and juveniles. I help teach Algebra 1A and GED math at the Adobe Mountain School, a juvenile detection facility in Deer Valley, AZ. Additionally, I am helping to design and teach the planetary exploration unit in our new Earth and Space Exploration course at Eyman Prison in Florence, AZ.

Girls Who Code

Outreach, Girls Who Code, Maie B. Heard Elementary School, 2016

Girls Who Code is an organization that facilitates free summer and after-school programs to teach girls how to code and about career paths in computer science. I have taught 6-8th grade girls at Maie B. Heard Elementary in Phoenix, AZ since 2016. In addition to programming exercises, the students work on an impact project of their choice and design each year. Here is one of their projects, in which they sought to improve the quality and nutrition of the lunches at their school.

COMP 190: Computer Science for People Who Do Not Know CS (Yet)

Undergraduate course, UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Computer Science, 2015

I designed and taught this course in an effort to introduce the beauty and joy of computer science to students who might not have considered majoring in CS due to a lack of experience or confidence. This course was inspired by the diversity and inclusion efforts of UC Berkeley and Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Kevin Jeffay mentored me throughout this process. I taught introductory concepts for several areas of computer science including artificial intelligence and object-oriented programming. This course had a final project at the end in which students worked in small groups to design a tool of their choosing using at least one external python library. You can view the syllabus here.

Introduction to Scientific Programming

Undergraduate course, UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Computer Science, 2014

I was a teaching assistant for this introductory scientific programming course for students with no prior experience in programming. We used MATLAB. You can find the course description and syllabus here.

COMP 110: Introduction to Programming (using Java)

Undergraduate course, UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Computer Science, 2014

I was a teaching assistant for this introductory computer programming course for students with no prior experience in computer science. We used the Java programming language. You can find the course description and syllabus here.

Science Olympiad: Reach for the Stars

Outreach, North Carolina Science Olympiad, Phillips Middle School, 2012

I coached a middle school Science Olympiad team at Phillips Middle School for two years in the “Reach for the Stars” event, which covered fundamentals of stars and galaxies. You can find resources on this event here.