University of Arizona
Teaching Assistant for ASTR 203/Stars. Tier 2 Science Course, University of Arizona. This course is taught by Dr. Tom Fleming in the Flandreau Planetarium Full-Dome Theater. As a TA for this course, I learned to use the Uniview planetarium program at Flandreau Planetarium. I also helped at star parties for the class, where students were asked to identify stars and constellations visible in the sky.
2021: Received the Department of Astronomy Teaching Award.
Spring 2020: I helped transition the class to remote learning and ran the course for a month while the instructor was on medical leave. During this time, I taught the course remotely, wrote/administered exams, and was the point of contact for my students who were struggling during the pandemic.
Spring 2019: I taught two classes, incorporating full-dome imagery into talks about the interstellar medium and the Milky Way Galaxy.
University of Illinois
Grader and Observatory Operator for University of Illinois Astronomy Department, 2013-2015. I was trained to use the 12″ refractor telescope at the University of Illinois and led evening observing sessions using this and an 8″ Dobsonian telescope. During the day, I led solar observing sessions with multiple filters. I also graded homework/exams and hosted office hours for introductory astronomy classes.