As a teacher, scholar, and practitioner, I am dedicated to co-creating a learning environment that respects the unique experiences, perspectives, and learning styles of everyone in the classroom. In my classrooms, I embody and construct an equitable and inclusive space that reflects this sentiment by fostering critical thinking, facilitating engagement, and developing communication skills. I draw heavily from my own professional experience as a sexual assault counselor, youth worker, program administrator, and researcher to help students understand how to critically apply course materials in real world settings and future careers.

Teaching Experience:

Social Intervention I and II: Direct Practice with Individuals, Families and Communities (SSAD 30100)
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

This is the required two-quarter foundations of social work practice course for first-year MSW students. Twenty students were enrolled in the course. The course is designed to introduce students to the history and mission of social work and the fundamentals of direct practice, including ethics, relationship building, clinical decision-making, assessment, and practice/intervention modalities. I developed and implemented course lectures and assignments, facilitated discussions, and graded assignments. I also collaborated with the Field Liaison to support students as they apply course material to their field placements.

Queer Theory in Social Work Practice (SSAD 44712)
Summer 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

I co-designed and co-taught this course in Fall of 2017 and Summer of 2018 with another doctoral student and co-taught with a faculty member and doctoral student in Spring of 2017. Approximately 16 students were enrolled in each quarter of the course. The course challenges students to apply critical theory to social work practice, research, and policy. I delivered course lectures, facilitated discussion, met with students during office hours, and graded assignments.