I believe teaching is an integral part of being an academic and a mathematician. As an educator, I strive to make mathematics accessible and enjoyable for everyone, particularly groups that have been historically excluded from the field. I’m dedicated to creating an inclusive, diverse mathematical community in which any person who wants to be a mathematician, can be one.

There are lots of great resources online, and lots of people who have said things better than I ever could. Here are some quotes I like:

- “Being good at math is being good at being stuck…and thinking ‘okay, what’s the next step?'” (So, you think you’re bad at math? video by Courtney Gibbons)

- “Teaching is a performative act…Teachers are not performers in the traditional sense of the word in that our work is not meant to be a spectacle. Yet it is meant to serve as a catalyst that calls everyone to become more and more engaged, to become active participants in learning…The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.” (Teaching to Transgress book by bell hooks)
- “We need to disassociate character from gender, and when we’ve done that, we can think more clearly about which traits to value, in anyone, of any gender.” (x+y: a mathematicians manifesto for rethinking gender video by Eugenia Cheng)

**Teaching at Penn**

I won’t be TAing any math courses at Penn in 2024-2025, but I’ll be helping out with the Math Department’s TA trainings as a master TA. I’m also a PTI Graduate Fellow for 2024-2025 and I’ll be teaching Math-015 at South Woods State Prison in Fall 2024.

I’ve been a TA for the following courses at Penn:

*MATH 2600: Honors Calculus II*, taught by Herman Gluck (Spring 2023).*MATH 3700: Algebra*, taught by Sveta Makarova (Fall 2022).

**Teaching Elsewhere
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I volunteer with Princeton’s Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) program to offer college-accredited courses to incarcerated students in New Jersey. I’ve tutored at South Woods State Prison for a few semesters and also been part of the teaching team for the following classes:

*MATH-015: Beginning Mathematics*at the South Woods State Prison (Spring 2022 and Fall 2024)*MATH-015: Beginning Mathematics*at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility (Fall 2021)

At Reed, I was the course assistant for Math 202: Vector Calculus (taught by Prof. Jerry Shurman) and I tutored for a variety of math and philosophy classes through the Office of Academic Support.