Teaching and mentorship are what I am most passionate about, and after graduating, I aim for a career in academia as a professor.
I served in various volunteer and paid tutoring roles from 2012-2019, and more recently have been a Teaching Assistant and Lead Instructor for meteorology courses at FSU to gain experience. I have also co-mentored a freshman meteorology student on a research project under the UROP program at FSU.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Weather Analysis and Forecasting (MET 2507), Spring 2021 - This course is an introduction to meteorological observations, data, codes, and scalar analysis practices. Weather applications software systems and computing environments for meteorological analysis and weather forecasting techniques are examined.
TEACHING ASSISTANT: Atmospheric Dynamics 1 (MET 4301), Fall 2020 - Atmospheric dynamics is the study of motion in the atmosphere. Understanding the basic nature of atmospheric flow is critical to understanding the origin and evolution of all weather and climate phenomena. In this course, students learn how to apply fundamental principles of mechanics and thermodynamics (e.g., conservation of momentum, mass, and energy) to derive a set of equations governing atmospheric flow. Students learn how use these governing equations in order to gain insight into the basic nature of atmospheric flow, including the dynamics of vorticity and circulation.
During my time as a TA, I helped to produce a series of dynamics experiments for the course's professor (and my advisor), Dr. Allison Wing. In the FSU Weather Studio, we developed several videos using her "Weather In A Tank" system, many of which we've shown in class, and all of which she has combined into a YouTube playlist! Check out the full playlist at this link, covering topics including but not limited to baroclinic instability and the Hadley circulation, shown below.
TUTORING: In high school, I volunteered as a tutor for my school's Math and Science Honor Societies. I also held a paid position tutoring subjects including math, chemistry, world history, and English for a company called You Ask, We Tutor, serving middle and high school students in Weston, FL.
In 2015, I tutored math and physics classes in the evenings at FSU's Strozier Library. I left this position to take an undergraduate research assistant position at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS). During my Master's, I also held a position at FSU's Student-Athlete Academic Services, tutoring math, physics, environmental science, and meteorology.