Teaching and Mentoring

Philosophy

My goal as a teacher is to empower my students to take ownership of their learning and foster their curiosity to understand how the world around us works. To this end, I employ teaching strategies that help students become motivated, engaged, and self-directed learners. I have found that strategies using interactive and hands-on instruction are most effective. Therefore, I strive to engage students in communication and provide them with the opportunity to learn from and interact with others. Furthermore, I use assignments and activities in which students work on real-world examples and problems that allow them to link their experience in the classroom to the outside world. It is important to me to provide a safe environment that allows students to think and explore.

Teaching is a dynamic process and I continuously reflect on and change my teaching. I am currently learning and applying new pedagogical practices and obtained the Postdoc Teaching Certificate at Stanford University in October 2020. These practices include, among others, designing courses using a backward approach, formulating carefully planned, clear and trackable course goals, using classroom assessment techniques to provide feedback on the teaching-learning process as it is happening, as well as strategies for active learning, creating inclusive and equitable learning environments, and online teaching.

Experience

Teaching

Lecturer for Postdoc Journal Club on Pedagogical Approaches to Doctoral Supervision, Stanford University
One hour workshop
20/2020
Lecturer for SkillShare Stanford Earth on Electronic Lab Notebooks, Stanford University
One hour workshop
20/2020
Lecturer for Advanced Geology Seminar, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Two hour seminar
09/2020
Teaching Assistant for Laboratory Course: Elementary Chemical Techniques, ETH Zürich
Yearly three week full time course
01/2015 - 12/2018
Teaching Assistant for Exercises in Mathematics III: Systems Analysis, ETH Zürich
Weekly classes
09/2011 - 09/2012

Mentoring

Mentor at Virtual Goldschmidt conference 2021 07/2021
Supervisor of Research Assistant at Stanford University 05/2021 - 07/2021
Mentor at Virtual Goldschmidt conference 2020 06/2020
Mentor in the Association for Women in Science 09/2019 - 09/2020
Supervisor of research assistant at ETH Zürich 06/2018 - 08/2018
Supervisor of Bachelor student at ETH Zürich 02/2018 - 06/2018
Supervisor of Master student at ETH Zürich 09/2017 - 04/2018