Throughout my life I have been a teacher for family members, students, peers, and professionals in a diverse array of situations. My insight from these experiences has molded my teaching philosophy into a single objective; provide students with the tools they need to achieve their own personal goals.
Prior to joining the Department of Biological Engineering, I taught as a part time faculty member at Boston College (BC) with the Department of Biology. In this role I designed and taught a molecular biology laboratory course and a biochemistry laboratory course. My goal for these courses was to expose undergraduate students to how science is done in an actual laboratory setting by guiding them through novel research projects. This approach to teaching reinvigorated me as an educator. Ultimately, this experience led me to pursue a career in undergraduate education upon the completion of my postdoctoral research project.