As an educator, my goal is to help students foster critical thinking skills, and to build their confidence with respect to their learning abilities. I strive to maintain an open dialogue in the classroom, so that students are actively involved in the learning process. Manipulatives, multi-media, and a variety of student-oriented strategies are tools that help me achieve this philosophy.

I have taught mathematics, statistics, ecology, and general science to students of all ages.

**Teaching experience**

Some of the organizations I have taught for are listed below.

- Mount Royal University
**University of Alberta****Duke TIP****Institute of Math and Computer Science (IMACS)****Renert School**

**Outreach**

I enjoy sharing my passion for math and science with others through outreach activities. This means sitting on committees, organizing events and activities, and getting right in there and doing science or math activities with the students and/or public. Some of the organizations I spend time helping out are listed below.

- Let’s Talk Science
- WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology)
- FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science)
- SNAP Math Fair

I designed and built an interactive web model for CRYSTAL Alberta called the The Invasive Spotted Knapweed Takeover. This website teaches students about matrix modelling, a type of mathematical model used in many fields that can be understood with a basic background in Linear Algebra.