TEACHING

My commitment to teaching has been a focal point of my time in graduate school through academic pedagogy, my work as a university teaching fellow, and and outreach activities.

 
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COURSES

I have had the opportunity to work on various teaching teams - learn more about them below.

 

SKELETAL SOFT TISSUES: PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS
(BME I9000)

Fall 2021
(City College of New York)

Instructor of Record for a graduate level seminar-style class.

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FIRST YEAR BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR
(BE 699)

Fall 2019
(University of Pennsylvania)

Development of a 1st year seminar and skills course aimed at providing PhD students with a background in universal professional skills to help prepare them for research work in their lab and beyond.

BIOENGINEERING III - BIOMATERIALS
(BE 512)

Fall 2018
(University of Pennsylvania)

Redesign of a core course (4th year undergraduate, 1st -2nd year masters and PhD) to update translational and clinical perspectives and include active learning exercises.

CONTINUUM TISSUE MECHANICS
(BE 550)

Spring 2018

(University of Pennsylvania)

Support and TA for a small (12 students) and advanced (2nd-3rd year masters and PhD level) biomechanics class. Held office hours weekly with good attendance.

MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING
(BE 561)

Fall 2017
(University of Pennsylvania)

Support and TA for a large (45 students) and broad (3rd year undergraduate - 2nd year PhD students) survey course on musculoskeletal biology and bioengineering. Developed online quiz modules.

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METHODS OF MODELING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
(BE 567)

Spring 2017
(University of Pennsylvania)

Support and TA for a graduate level class (1st-2nd year) with bioengineering and molecular biology students.

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INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS
(BE 200)

Fall 2016
(University of Pennsylvania)

TA leading mandatory recitations for an active-learning geared course for 2nd year undergraduate students.

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CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

CTL has given the opportunity to hone my teaching skills and think deeply about what pedagogic success looks like, especially during the pivot to online teaching.

CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING CERTIFICATE

March 2019

I obtained my teaching certificate after completing two semesters of teaching, attending workshops on teaching, being observed by a peer, and developing my teaching statement.

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE

2019-2020

The CTL graduate fellowship honors graduate students who are dedicated to teaching and is designed to foster cross disciplinary conversations about teaching to help graduate students develop as educators.

 

OUTREACH

I believe that K-12 STEM+ outreach activities are another form of teaching

 
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BIOENGINEER, TEACH, ASPIRE! DAY (BETA DAY)

February 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

As coordinator (2016-2017) and as a volunteer (2018-2020), it's been incredible to create a day of programming to make bioengineering relatable for middle school students in Philadelphia.