To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the
possibilities for the production or construction of knowledge.

– Paulo Freire

I see teaching in the dynamic Information Age as a collective activity, or dialogue between participants. My objectives as a university teacher are to develop enriched environments that promote active learning, challenge participants with modern methods and technologies that foster innovation, and empower students with evidence-based practices to facilitate their learning as a life-long endeavor.

I see student fluency in contemporary technologies and media as a major asset in the classroom, and encourage students to build from those strengths. I also encourage students to embrace “making mistakes” as a core learning tenet, whether practising coding or composition. Mastering the art of troubleshooting is something we can all aspire to!



University of Chicago

Instructor         Intro to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Social Sciences, Summer 2018
Instructor         Social Science Inquiry – Spatial Analysis Methods, Winter 2017
TA                   SOC 20253: Introduction to Spatial Data Science, Fall 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Instructor   Topics in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization: WebGIS, Summer 2018

Arizona State University

Instructor         GIS 311: Geographic Information Science II (Syllabus), 2015

Northwestern University

Co-Instructor          GBL 390: Refugee and Immigrant Health, 2012-2013

Roosevelt University

Internship         ENG 201: Writing Social Justice, 2010
Internship         ENG 102: Argument, Analysis, and Research, 2010

Princeton Review

Instructor         ACT Preparation, 2008-2013