As a PhD student at the University of Washington Information School, I have been a
teaching assistant for two classes, Introduction to Data Science and Interactive Data Visualization.
I also spent one year leading the Computer Science and Engineering Department's graduate seminar on
human computer interaction.
I helped teach Introduction to Data Science (INFO 180) with Jevin
West. The course was an experimental flipped classroom in which students progressed through the
course in a gameified web application created by Bob Boiko. A student's objective was
to pass a set of 7 challenges by the end of the quarter. Taking these challenges required students to
interact with their two TAs. I held ten office hours per week, in addition to class time, providing
one-on-one and group instruction on programming in Python and introductory topics in data science and
statistics. In course evaluations and in person, students have told me how the one-on-one instruction in
office hours helped them to grasp concepts they were stuggling with, learn from their mistakes, and
apply the knowledge and skills we built together in future endeavors. Teaching this course was a
transformative experience and left me with questions about how to scale and adapt this unothodox but rewarding approach to teaching.
I also helped to teach Interactive Data Visualization (INFO 474) with Yea-Seul Kim. The course consisted of a series
of lectures, in-class activities, and projects aimed at teaching students the theoretical and empirical
foundations of visualization design and prompting students to put this knowledge into practice. My role
as a TA was primarily to develop and execute grading schemes that balanced learning objectives with the
needs of our students. I also held office hours where I helped students mock-up their projects, reason
through implementation using psuedo-code, and refine their understanding of difficult concepts from
lectures and readings.
I've given invited lectures on perception, color vision, and uncertainty visualization in both the UW Computer Science and Engineering
department's Data Visualization course (CSE 442) and the Information School's Interactive Data Visualization course (INFO 474).
In academic year 2019-2020, I co-led the UW Computer Science and Engineering department's graduate-level Interactive
Systems Seminar (CSE 590H) with Jasper Tran O'Leary under the supervision of
James Fogarty. Each week we read and discussed a paper relating to human computer interaction.
Our discussions focused on design principles and requirements of different systems, empirical evaluation, and critique and synthesis of
the literature. My role was to organize and facilitate seminar, as well as being a regular discussion leader.
Prior to graduate school I was also an undergraduate TA for a series of statistics courses in the UW
Psychology Department taught by Laura