At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I teach “Introduction to Air Quality” (ES401), a soup-to-nuts introduction to the science of air pollution, and “Energy for Modeling and Policy (ES900), a discussion-based seminar on energy modeling for graduate students, especially students in the Energy Analysis and Policy graduate certificate program. In the Spring 2017 semester, I will be teaching “Air, Energy, and Policy” (ES600) a capstone class for seniors, where we will work with a energy company or similar stakeholder to address a real-world problem related to air quality and policy. Last year, this class worked with Alliant Energy in what was a fantastic partnership and learning opportunity. I will also be launching a new First-Year Interest Group (FIG) class on “Building a Clean Energy Future” (L&S 107), which will be paired with Chemistry 104 (students in the FIG will take both classes together, as a cohort).
I love engaging students in research, and I welcome inquiries from undergraduates (any year) who would like to get involved in research related to air pollution.
Beyond the classroom and the lab, I am involved in programs to support career development and diversity in science, especially the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), which I co-founded in 2002, and for which I currently serve as Treasurer. I was honored as the first ever recipient of the MIT C3E (Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards) award in Education and Mentoring, and the 2012 Council on Undergraduate Research in the Geosciences (GeoCUR) Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. You can also check out my TEDxUWMadison talk on building more “on-ramps” to science in college.