I graduated Hamilton College in May 2012 cum laude with honors in neuroscience and a minor in environmental studies. As a neuroscience major, I took an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing from biology, chemistry, psychology, mathematics, and computer science. This broad coursework, combined with my environmental science research, has given me a formidable breadth of scientific knowledge that I am excited to share with students. Hamilton also emphasizes writing in its curriculum, and I have written papers tackling a variety of subjects, including scientific research proposals, environmental toxicology assessments, poetry, middle eastern history, and philosophy. I even published a marine policy paper in the Williams College Law Journal. Writing is the hardest and most important skill one can learn, and I would be excited to assist students in any part of the process.
I have previously worked with teenagers in a variety of contexts. My most relevant experience is my time spent at Apogee Adventures, where I led bike tours for teenagers. During these trips, my co-leader and I would primarily be in charge of participant safety and logistics, while simultaneously teaching our participants camping skills, environmental ethics (leave no trace), and bike maintenance. Last, but not least, we worked to create a safe, fun environment for our participants to grow and create friendships. Today, I adapt this healthy environment to an educational context.
I am very enthusiastic about math and the sciences, and I strive to share that energy with my students. Most importantly, I work to help students create connections within and between subjects. What I've learned from my experiences is that a student who learns to enjoy a subject will excel. I try to work and understand my students on an individual basis in order to play to their strengths.
Looking forward to helping others succeed!
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