Previous Teaching Experience

  • ATS150 – Global Climate Change (TA, Spring 2011, Colorado State)
    This class was designed for non-science majors to get a solid understanding of how the climate system works, including radiation, energy balance, climate feedbacks and impacts of anthropogenic emissions. A major theme of the course is how weather and climate are fundamentally different. Demonstrations from the Little Shop of Physics are used to illustrate many of the basic concepts important for the climate.
  • ATS351 – Introduction to Weather and Climate – Lab (Fall 2008, Colorado State)
    This survey class covers the basics of weather and climate in more detail than ATS150, but still only requires basic algebra so derivations are minimal. There is a heavy focus on midlatitude weather and basic atmospheric physics. I ran one of the lab sections, which included a weekly lecture and homework assignment.
  • Severe Weather Lecture (2012-2013, Loveland High School, CO)Introductory presentation on atmospheric science and severe weather to several high school student audiences. Hands-on demonstrations of meteorological concepts were also part of the lecture, and were provided with the help from The Little Shop of Physics (LSOP).
  • Mentor for the CMMAP Summer Intern Program (2012)I had the pleasure to mentor an undergraduate researcher on a project involving convectively coupled equatorial waves and convective parameterization in a general circulation model. This work built off the project for my EAPSI Fellowship.
  • CMMAP Summer Teacher Workshop (Summer 2013, Colorado State)
    I helped answer questions from k-12 educators during a week-long course on teaching weather and climate science.
  • ATS407 – Weather Analysis Lab (Fall 2014, University of Miami)
    I assisted Dr. Brian Mapes with this class, which helps students become acquainted with analyzing synoptic scale weather patterns. Lab exercises are designed to strengthen students’ understanding of core atmospheric science principles. The primary softward used in this class is the Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) by Unidata.
  • NCSU Exploring Earth Summer Camp (Summer 2016, North Carolina State)
    I helped organize and run a week-long event for highschool students interested in pursuing a degree in the geosciences. I organzied hands-on activities and gave an introductory lecture on climate science.