Outreach, Education, & Science Communication
As scientists, we have a responsibility to the public to effectively communicate science and combat misinformation.
I am constantly developing my science outreach and communication skills by writing and editing articles, producing and hosting the Knowing Neurons podcast, working as a graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate science courses, and conducting educational outreach for middle- and high-school students.
Science Education & Outreach
Since September 2020
Produce and host a podcast, write and edit science articles, and create interactive quizzes for this neuroscience educational outreach website.
Drug Outreach Promoting Awareness (DOPA) | Graduate TA
January - June 2021
Facilitated connections with local middle and high schools, led undergraduate students in development of interactive drug outreach demonstrations, informational social media posts, and research assignments, and graded assignments for two-quarter undergraduate neuroscience capstone course (NEURO C-177 and 192C).
Collected education data on the effectiveness of online-format science outreach (pre- and post-outreach assessments) - ongoing.
Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory | Graduate TA
April - June 2020
Led lab exercises, assisted in development of online course format (due to COVID-19), graded assessments, and held office hours and review sessions for undergraduate behavioral neuroscience class (PSYCH 116).
Functional Neuroanatomy | Graduate TA
September - December 2019
Developed and led lab exercises, generated questions for, proctored, and graded midterm, final, and lab practicum examinations, and held office hours and review sessions for undergraduate neuroanatomy class (NEURO 102).
May - December 2018
Curated and created videos, interactive practice tools, and other modules for online "Flexbooks" at this K-12 STEM education nonprofit.
Intersectional Queer Narratives | Instructor
January - May 2016
Co-created and taught a half-credit, student-led course exploring LGBTQ+ identities and narratives through the lenses of neuroscience, social sciences, and humanities.
February 2015 - May 2018
Facilitated science demonstrations and mentored local elementary- and middle-school girls in STEM through Duke’s FEMMES student outreach program.