My approach to teaching frames students as junior collaborators in a larger academic enterprise, fostering intellectual curiosity rather than competition, and student-driven inquiry rather than passive knowledge delivery. I begin with a fundamental respect for my students as independent, creative, and serious thinkers, and attempt to provide the tools, materials, and structure to enable their curiosity to flourish.
In Spring 2018, I taught as instructor of record for an undergraduate seminar on the history of cartography. I am also an adjunct faculty member at Berkeley City College, where I have taught the Early American History Survey Lecture. I have served as a teaching assistant for more than five years, as well as taking classes in history pedagogy, writing instruction pedagogy, and workshops in syllabus design, grading, and student learning styles.
I am the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award and Teaching Effectiveness Award at UC Berkeley. I have also served as a peer instructor, conducting Humanities Instructor Workshops to incoming teaching assistants at UC Berkeley through the GSI Teaching and Resource Center.