Mentoring | Teaching

As an academic mentor, I want to help guide my students to discover and pursue a career path where they feel useful and find joy and fulfillment in their accomplishments. Following in the footsteps of my PhD advisor, Dr. Rob Dunn, I aim to be an effective and supportive mentor for a diversity of students regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.

I feel one can not become a great mentor passively. This is why I  actively seek out leadership workshops, hands-on mentoring experience, and review current teaching philosophies. Below are  my highlighted mentoring and teaching  experiences.

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Teen Science Cafe “Power of Predators”  NC Natural Science Museum

 

| Mentorship Experience |

Haley Gambill, NC State University Undergraduate | Received two NC State research grants under my mentorship. Independent project investigating reef fish aggregation size on individual growth-rates (poster and oral presentation; co-authorship). 2018 –current

Morgan Koontz, NC State University Undergraduate |laboratory research volunteer (>50 hours). 2018 – 2019

Nicholas Hucks, NC State University Undergraduate | laboratory research volunteer (>50 hours). 2018 – 2019

Kelsey Mills, NC State University Undergraduate | laboratory research internship (>100 hours). 2018 – 2019

Spencer Stone, NC State University Undergraduate | laboratory research volunteer (>50 hours). 2018 – 2019

Kalle Simpson, NC State University Undergraduate | laboratory research internship (>100 hours). 2018 – 2019

Joshua Wong, high school student from Abaco, The Bahamas | field research internship (>25 hours). 2017

Justin Harker, NC State University Undergraduate | laboratory research volunteer (>100 hours). 2017

Elisabeth Frasch, NC State University Undergraduate |

Received two NC State research grants under my mentorship. Independent project examining daily movement activity of reef fish aggregations (poster and oral presentation). Field research assistantship 2015-2017  

Stephanie Wenclawski, NC State University Undergraduate |

Received a NC State research grant under my mentorship. Independent project testing the efficacy of using a consumer-grade drone to measure the relative abundance of sharks (poster presentation and co-authorship). 2016                 

Hannah Levenson, NC State University Undergraduate | field research assistantship. 2014

Kyle Herring, NC State University Undergraduate | laboratory research volunteer (>50 hours). 2014

| Teaching | 

I have taught the laboratory sections and I have been an invited lecturer for the General Ecology and Applied Ecology courses at NC State University. Here is a shot of me teaching ‘Forest and Disturbance Ecology’ as part of the undergraduate Ecology course at NC State University. 2013-2019

I have developed and taught two field courses on coastal predator ecology. These courses were taught with Friends of the Environment in Great Abaco Island, The Bahamas