I am a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology. Throughout my time at KU, I worked as a teaching assistant for two classes: Mammalian Physiology and Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology. Some of my responsibilities as a TA were to hold office hours and review sessions. During those times, students would ask questions and I would do my best to prepare them for their exams. I also was involved with the PLUS Program, or Peer Led Undergraduate Supplements. My role in the PLUS Program was to lead voluntary sessions during which students would attend in order to receive additional help outside of the classroom for their course in biology. During these sessions, I would lead students through interactive experiences that were designed to engage their interest and also facilitate their understanding of the material.
Having been a TA and a PLUS Leader, I have found that I really enjoy teaching biology to students. Biology to me is fascinating and exciting to learn because it explains how life works from the smallest of bacteria to the largest whale. Teaching biology gives me an opportunity to share my passion and enthusiasm of biology to others. Of all the different subjects in biology, I really enjoy Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, and General Biology. I generally like to teach biology by first explaining it, pointing out examples, demonstrating how a concept works via drawing, and asking questions along the way to gage and deepen a student's understanding of material.
Outside of studying biology, I enjoy watching baseball, basketball, soccer, and football. I also like to swim, bike, run, water ski, snow ski, and read various books in my spare time.
University of Kansas - B.S., Cellular Biology