Philosophy

My goal as an educator is to equip students to critically evaluate the political science literature and to create new knowledge using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. I am continuously developing my teaching philosophy and practice by incorporating evidence-based teaching techniques into my classroom. My most energizing teaching moments are when students gain a deeper understanding of real-world problems they feel passionately about by engaging the course materials and applying new methodological skills. It is important to me that my classroom is an inclusive and welcoming environment for students of different backgrounds, political beliefs, and learning styles.


Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

A detailed summary of my teaching evaluations are available here. Full, unedited evaluations are also available upon request.

I received the Political Science TA Excellence Award for my teaching during the 2017-18 school year.


Experience

Instructor of Record
Inequalities in Participation and Representation, 2019

Teaching Assistant with Discussion Section
Introduction to American Politics, 2017, 2018, 2019
Political Inquiry (statistics and research design), 2018

Professional Positions
Graduate Teaching Consultant, UCSD Engaged Teaching Hub, 2018-19
American Politics Senior TA, UCSD Department of Political Science, 2018-19

Training
Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars, 2019
Introduction to College Teaching, 2018
Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in Political Science, 2017