I have experience in industrial research, academic research, and science writing and editing, but teaching is my true passion. I currently teach Biochemistry, Foundations of Biology, and Writing in the Biological Sciences. I believe that the best teachers help their students develop both the skills they need to learn and the confidence to use their knowledge in new ways. I want my students to understand, apply, and think critically about the material they are learning in my courses. To that end, I am working on developing and adapting methods of instruction that move away from the traditional lecture so that students are more actively participating in the learning process. These include case studies, POGIL activities, molecular visualization activities, and group work. I am also interested in finding new methods to help students develop scientific communication skills such as reading and understanding the scientific literature, composing clearly written scientific arguments, and making quality oral presentations of data.