Teaching & Service

Teaching Experience

  • Molecular Methods in Microbiology (BI 488/588 lab), Portland State University
  • Elementary Microbiology (BI 235 lab), Portland State University
  • Principles of Biology (BI 251, BI 252, lab), Portland State University
  • Research and Society (BI 480), Portland State University
  • Genes and Society (BI 341), Portland State University

Science Education & Outreach

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  • Donated plants and set up native butterfly garden at Sunflower Daycare for Earth Day, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2016
  • The wonderful world of soil microbes. Middle school science classes, Shahala Middle School, Vancouver, WA, 2013
  • The science of seeds and seed dispersal. Science Night, Grandview Elementary School, Bloomington, IN, 2012
  • The science of seed dispersal. Science Night, The Bloomington Project School. Bloomington, IN, 2011
  • Darwin Day, co-organizer, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2009 – 2011               
  • Soil microbiology workshop coordinator, Master Gardener Organic Certification Program, Oregon State University, 2009
  • Junk to Funk ‘Trashion’ Show: Public outreach campaign to encourage re-use and recycling to reduce waste. Featured at Portland Fashion Week, 2010. Portland, OR

Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students

  • Chair, Mycological Society of America Diversity Committee, 2016-2017
  • Diversity Committee (Founding Member), Mycological Society of America, 2015-2016
  • Session Organizer and Moderator, Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students in the Sciences, Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Conference, 2011
  • McNair Scholar mentor, Portland State University, 2009

Mentoring

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  • Mentor in the Cruzan and Rosenstiel labs, Portland State University (20 students)
  • Mentor in the Phillips lab, Indiana University (2 students)

Leadership and Service

  • Panelist for professional development workshop for IU women in science, 2016
  • NSF Proposal Reviewer, Division of Environmental Biology, 2016
  • Chair of the Mycological Society of America Diversity Committee, 2016-2017
  • Organizer, Professional Development workshop, Mycological Society of America meeting, Berkeley, CA, 2016
  • Organizer, Careers in Mycology, Interactive Luncheon, Mycological Society of America meeting, Berkeley, CA, 2016
  • Ecology Committee, Mycological Society of America, 2015-2016
  • Postdoc Representative, Mycological Society of America, Student Section, 2014-2016
  • Student Advisory Council, Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Conference, 2011
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Graduate Student Representative, Portland State University, 2010-2011
  • President, Biology Graduate Student Association, Portland State University, 2008-2010
  • Faculty Liaison, Biology Graduate Student Association, Portland State University, 2010
  • Ecological Society of America Symposium organizer: How can soil microbial ecology contribute to the sustainability of agricultural systems? Albuquerque, NM, 2009
  • Faculty Hiring Committee, Graduate Student Representative, Portland State University, 2009
  • Moderator, Ronald E. McNair Research Conference, Portland State University, 2009

Other Professional Service

  • Intel science fair judge, Plant Sciences, middle school section. Portland, OR, 2013
  • Reviewer of manuscripts for Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Science, Environmental Evidence, European Journal of Soil Biology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Research in Microbiology, Mycologia, 2012-present
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