Over the years, my teaching philosophy has become deeply influenced by my experiences as an organizer. As organizers, our power comes from our relationships with one another; we build those relationships, along with the political goals that move us to action, though holistic conversations where we can develop a common vision for a better world together. Here is my teaching philosophy. In short, I do my best to realize a critical STEM pedagogy by making space in class to talk honestly about the human contexts of mathematics, especially through our own lived experiences.
- Fall 2021
- Math 120-1: Calculus II. Instructor.
- Math 120-2: Calculus II. Instructor.
- Winter 2022
- Math 120: Calculus II. Instructor.
- Math 342: Abstract Algebra I. Instructor.
- Spring 2022
- Math 236: Mathematical Structures. Instructor.
- University of California, Irvine
- Math 184: History of Mathematics, Spring 2021. Instructor.
- University of Chicago
- Math 259: Honors Algebra III, Spring 2017. College Fellow.
- Math 258: Honors Algebra II, Winter 2017. College Fellow.
- Math 257: Honors Algebra II, Fall 2016. College Fellow.
- New Mexico Tech
- Math 581: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry, Spring 2014. Lecturer.
- CSE 113: Introduction to Computer Science, Fall 2013. Teaching Assistant.
- CSE 122: Algorithms and Data Structures, Spring 2013. Teaching Assistant.
Materials for past courses available on request.
- Collegiate Scholars Program
- University of Chicago REU, 2015-2019.
Also, I write a lot of code to make cool visuals when I teach. My favorite language for this is Processing, which I learned in high school and honestly was an incredibly important step in my becoming a mathematician. It can be incredibly buggy sometimes, but it’s great for getting something beautiful on the screen quickly. I used to post my code online (nearly a decade ago, wowzers) here–it’s all legacy now, but I’ve maintained some of them and also occasionally upload new stuff I make for class. To the left is a screenshot from an applet I wrote in 2009, after talking with Melinda Green, that shows the orbits of points in the Mandelbrot mill. Math rocks, y’all.
Mathematical visualization is something I’ve always had a blast tinkering with. Here are some of the images and animations that I think are really gorgeous!