Teaching philosophy

Teaching has profoundly enriched my graduate school experience. Whether the topic is data science or climate science, I welcome the challenge of explaining complex topics to an academically diverse classroom and explicitly drawing connections between theory and application.

My teaching philosophy is grounded in the creation of a constructive atmosphere where all questions are welcome and all students are participants in empowering each other. The teaching process - developing lectures, fielding discussions, and breaking down and reassembling assumptions and concepts - factors as an essential component of my own education. I can only hope that my students learn as much from me as I learn from them!