CERN. Particle Accelerators. Shakespeare. What could these possibly have in common? I've done them all and continue to reach upward and onward. I encourage my students to do the same and many have themselves gone on to countries like Switzerland.
I've been teaching and tutoring for as long as I can recall. I tutored Shakespeare to show that even science-minded people could get A's while in undergrad, taught optional physics-help courses, and was a TA on multiple occasions. I ended up graduating top of my class out of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
I was a TA and RA during my masters in High Energy Physics working at both UNL in Nebraska and overseas at CERN in Switzerland. I was promoted to assistant lab manager to oversee the other TA's and helped those TA's develop teaching styles for labs. I obtained the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award my first year in.
I am now a PhD student at the Air Force Institute of Technology, where I am getting a PhD in Nuclear Engineering. I often help bridge the gaps between military and civilian students, understanding how both learn and think.
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