The reward of discovering the unknown that drives my research is the very same that inspires my teaching.
I have joyfully taught students from diverse backgrounds through many capacities, including my time as a music instructor, volunteer work, and various academic positions. I have led inquiry science lessons in person and virtually (via video conferencing) in the US and Canada, and lectured university classrooms in mathematics, physics, comparative literature, and philosophy.
Mentors play a crucial role in the success of students.
I’ve supervised many outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from US and international institutions. Students have been incorporated into projects that I developed; traveled with me to gain hands-on experience using the world's premier telescopes; presented results at conferences; and published papers (sometimes as first author). Many of my mentees have gone on to win scholarships and prize postdoctoral positions.