Teaching Experience

Big Data Summer Institute

Undergraduate, University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics, 2019

I served as the Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for the Genomics group during the 2019 Big Data Summer Institute (BDSI), an undergraduate research program in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan and a Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) program. Undergraduate students from across the worrld were competitively chosen for this intensive six-week program of in-class instruction and hands-on research experience. As the Genomics group GSI, I worked with Biostatistics faculty to mentor a group of sixteen students in broad introductions to the computational and statistical as aspects of genomics research including population genetics, polygenic risk scores, and scRNAseq. I then spent four weeks as a research mentor to four students working on an in-depth polygenic risk score project using UM’s Genes for Good cohort. Read more

Genetic Epidemiology

PhD Course, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Public Health and Nursing , 2019

In May 2019 I was a guest lecturer for a week-long PhD Course, SMED8020, in the Department for Public Health and Nursing at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I lectured on the topics of the Genetics of Complex Diseases, Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS), and Functional Genomics. I developed a practical in which students performed a GWAS meta-analysis using METAL. I served as a grader for students’ oral examinations. Read more

Genomics in Epidemiology

Graduate Course, University of Michigan, Department of Epidemiology, 2019

In Winter 2018 and 2019 I was a guest lecturer for UM School of Public Health’s Genetics in Epidemiology (EPID 516) course for Master’s level students. I lectured on the topic of Functional Genomics and designed and facilitated a laboratory exercise integrating functional assays and public datasets on the UCSC Genome Browser. Read more

Introduction to Python

Peer Tutorial, University of Michigan, 2019

Led a computing workshop for Graduate Society of Black Engineers and Scientists (GBES) at UM to teach introduction to Python to my peers. Independently designed an interactive Python coding lesson available here and taught on behalf of the Girls Who Code at UM DCM student organization. Read more

Girls Who Code

K-12 outreach, University of Michigan, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, 2018

In 2016, University of Michigan Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) graduate student and NSF GRFP fellow, Zena Lapp, and I founded a voluntary student organization focused on computer science education—Girls Who Code at UM DCMB. Read more