I have designed and taught small discussion-based courses on the sociology of race and the sociology of gender at Rutgers University. My goal is to help students leverage sociology to make sense of the world around them. I also draw on my expertise as a youth worker to embed reflection and experiential-based components into each course. For example, some past assignments include 1) asking students to complete educational journey maps and assess how these experiences are tied to racial policies and 2) asking them to create final podcasts where they introduce a general audience to a particular topic in sociology.
I have also mentored undergraduates through the Rutgers ARESTY program where I support juniors and seniors in developing research skills and preparing for undergraduate theses.