Project Baseline Seedbank
Project Baseline Advisory Board (2012-present)
A seedbank for studies of plant evolution.
See webpage for more details.
Plant Diversity, Southern IL U, Carbondale
Intro to Evolution & Ecology, Southern IL U, Carbondale
Ecology & Evolution & Lab, Southeast MO State U
Genetics & Lab, Southeast MO State U
Plant Ecology, Southeast MO State U
Plant Biology & Lab, Southeast MO State U
Conservation Biology, Southeast MO State U
Teaching materials for public school teachers
Match products to plant source (Grades K-5): presentation, explanation, spreadsheet of additional suggestions
Learn parts of the flower with candy (Grades K-3): presentation
The importance of pollination (Grades 2-5): activity
Co-Founder: DiversifySTEM at SIU (2019-present): The purpose of Diversify STEM is to support, advocate and celebrate diversity in STEM. We also aim to broadly promote and educate about ally-ship in STEM. Our group aims to provide a safe and professional group that creates an open and welcoming environment for attendees. We firmly believe that diversity, in all its forms, provides novel perspectives, a richer work experience, and directly reduces discrimination.
Letters to a Pre-Scientist (2017-2019): I participated in this wonderful program in which professional scientists exchange letters with young, aspiring scientists! (Grades 8-12). Visit their website to learn more: http://www.prescientist.org/
NYBG Volunteer Leader (2014-15): Organized seed cleaning and preparation sessions for the Project Baseline seed collections & provided lectures on responses to climate change. New York Botanic Gardens.
Scientific Activity Coordinator, Rosedale Center (2014-15): Successfully integrated STEM-based outreach programs that involves faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from Fordham U that will continue for years to come. These efforts result in scientific activities and lectures for young girls at the Rosedale Center in the Bronx . LINK TO STORY about our efforts!
Ligo Project Art of Science (2014): I participated in the LIGO Project Art of Science. This resulted in science-inspired art, displayed at a gallery in downtown NYC. The Franks Lab and LIGO.
School teacher workshop organizer (2009 & 2010): Created and demonstrated scientific teaching exercises for school teachers at the Future of Science Conference. Beckman Center, Irvine.