Sarah Lawrence College (Liberal Arts)
UC Davis (PhD)
I recently earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The biggest barrier to a student’s success in science is the belief that it’s just too hard and not much fun. I try my hardest to bring my joy and excitement of scientific topics to students.
Too often when students struggle in a subject, they feel defeated and disheartened. I try to help every student develop confidence in their own ability, and change their perception of the subject. Improving one’s belief in one’s own capabilities is a gateway to success.
My proudest accomplishment during my PhD was teaching over 300 students Introductory Biology. I find it rewarding to watch students develop an appreciation of the natural world and curiosity for the processes of life. I recently earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The biggest barrier to a student’s success in science is the belief that it’s just too hard and not much fun. I try my hardest to bring my joy and excitement of scientific topics to students.
Too often when students struggle in a subject, they feel defeated and disheartened. I
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I enjoyed teaching throughout my PhD. I was a Teaching Assistant for a course on Biochemistry and Genetics that was geared toward upperclassmen. I held regular office hours and worked individually with students to help them understand course content.
As well as my PhD from UC Davis, I have an MS in General Biology from NYU. While earning my Masters Degree, I taught an introductory biology class for non-majors. At UC Davis I also taught and introductory biology course. I have helped over 375 students learn basic concepts of biology.
My dad taught math for several years. Growing up, he not only helped me learn and love math, he also taught me how helpful patience and kindness are while learning difficult subjects. I now try to do the same for my nieces ages 6 and 8 while I help them learn math like my dad helped me.
Genetics has always fascinated me. I have six years of experience working in a genetics lab at UC Davis. Additionally, I was a Teaching Assistant for an advance Molecular Genetics course.