During the winter of 2016, I taught a survey of biology through the Freedom of Education Project Puget Sound. This course was offered at the Washington Corrections Center for Women and students earned credit through Tacoma Community College. These were the 23 most dedicated and curious students I have yet encountered in my teaching career.
Over the course of 2016, I designed and taught the Burke Museum’s first Girl’s in Science program aimed at high-school women. This course was geared towards inspiring young women passionate about biology and nature to embrace technology. Computer coding is the present and future of integrative evolutionary and ecology research. This course was taught through UW’s biology department and students earned college-level credit.