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My ten years of teaching experience began in 2003, when I started working for the University of Virginia Athletics Department tutoring athletes in Calculus.

For the two years before I started at UC Berkeley I was a faculty member at Woodberry Forest, a private boarding school in central Virginia, where I taught AP Physics B and research, general, and freshman physics; and at the Yinhatil Nab'en (“Seeds of Knowledge”) School in San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, a small town in the northwestern Mayan highlands, where I taught math, physics, and music.

As a graduate student in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department, I have served as a graduate student instructor for both Astronomy 7A (introductory astronomy for majors) and Alex Filippenko’s popular Astronomy C10 (for non-majors), and have tutored 20+ Bay Area high school students in physics, math, and Spanish.

In the fall of 2010, I co-organized a course entitled “Radio 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Basics of Radio Astronomy, but Were Afraid to Ask.” Radio 101 was a graduate-student-led seminar designed to familiarize interested graduate students with the fundamentals of radio astronomy.

Recorded Presentations
(see the full list of presentations on my CV)

Wonderfest New Science Smorgasbord, San Francisco, Calif. (11 Dec 2013) [video]

Caltech Astronomy Tea Talk, Pasadena, Calif. (11 Nov 2013) [video]

Wonderfest Science-Comedy Improv Blitz, San Francisco, Calif. (1 Nov 2013) [video]

SETI Institute colloquium, Mountain View, Calif. (26 Feb 2013) [video]