I love to teach! In 2017, I became the only undergraduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois to create, design, and lead my own class. I have been on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students every time I have had teaching evaluations, being ranked as outstanding twice (top ten percent of all Teaching Assistants at the university based on "Overall Teaching Effectiveness"). See below for a list of classes I've taught.
Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience
Within this class, I taught, mentored, and guided freshmen in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering on how to be successful university students, focusing on campus resources, study tools, and writing tips. Moreover, I modified the curriculum by adding two final, engineering-focused projects to the class.
Mobile and Web Development for ABE Students
I created this class with Dr. Kaustubh Bhalerao and designed every element of this course, including the syllabus, assignments, projects, quizzes, and teaching materials. I taught students how to code simple applications using Swift, Python, and XCode, such as clock, timer, gaming, photo, and storage apps for Apple devices. From Summer 2017 until December 2019, I taught this class every semester.
Little Bits to Big Ideas
I conducted lab sessions to help students grasp the core concepts of computer science and gain proficiency in coding languages like Python, Assembly, HTML, and CSS. My approach involved organizing live Zoom sessions, developing instructional YouTube videos, crafting written lab guidelines, and producing comprehensive study materials. Notably, one of these study guides comprises an extensive 170-slide resource.
Disaster Resilience Scholars - Puerto Rico
I lead and support 16 undergraduate students in stakeholder engagement and community-centered participatory research endeavors, with a special emphasis on food, energy, and water systems in Puerto Rico. Additionally, I take charge of organizing and supervising study abroad programs in Puerto Rico, broadening students' global perspectives and offering them immersive educational experiences.
Engineering for Disaster Resilience
I lead hands-on projects involving undergraduate and graduate students in designing resilient engineering systems in disaster-prone regions in Puerto Rico. Together, we collaborate closely with local communities, humanitarian organizations, and fellow scholars to identify sustainable engineering approaches, guaranteeing the smooth execution of impactful solutions alongside our partner communities.