TEACHING and MENTORING
I have extensive experience both as a primary instructor and in the development of course materials for introductory soils, soil morphology, and pedology courses. Additionally, in my time as a graduate student at University of Georgia and Penn State I served as a co-coach of the soil judging team.
I have also served as the primary mentor of both high school and undergraduate level students. At UGA, I mentored a high school student in research experiences each summer. These students were recruited from high schools with low college application rates.
At Penn State I mentored through the Women in Science Experiences in Research (WiSER) program. Through this program I mentored a first-year undergraduate woman in a research project over the course of a year. The experience culminated in a research symposium in which the student showcased her research project to other participating lab groups.