I am a junior majoring in Applied Biological Sciences at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. My background consists primarily of mentorship and tutoring for high-schoolers and college freshmen. I am currently helping two honors faculty members pioneer a writing tutoring program to aid the freshmen class with their required honors course, the Human Event. Because of this mentorship from the faculty, writing is definitely one of my favorite things to teach. Tutoring is all about having a balance- I want my students to feel relaxed and at-ease with the direction of study but also to be productive and engaged in the material. Tutoring is about working together so that he/she can solve it, not me giving the student the answers. Many times students know so much more than they realize, and showing that to them is always the first thing I try to accomplish. I am about pinpointing the problem and making small changes to have the most impact.
In my spare time (when I have any :)) I enjoy water sports. I like scuba diving, surfing and just being near any water in general. I also spend my time with an organization called Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), which reaches out to girls of all ages to promote women in STEM careers. Some highlights of the past year include a Badge Blast with the Girl Scouts, high school demonstrations and taking our members to an archery range. WiSE is about not allowing young girls to sell themselves short and ignoring stereotypes about women.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor of Science, Applied Biological Sciences
Scuba diving, surfing, swimming