Women in Science
I was the director of the University of Colorado Boulder's Women in Science & Engineering's mentoring program. We paired PhD students and postdocs with mentors from industry and academia to help provide support to women early in their career.
I have been teaching Biology and Chemistry modules on plant pigments as part of the University of Colorado Boulder's Upward Bound Program. This program brings in Native American high school students from all over Colorado and other states to experience college life.
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Expanding Your Horizons
In association with the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Boulder Branch, I have taught hands-on workshops to middle school girls at the Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference. This included a workshop called "Taming the wild" where students compared plants to their wild ancestors to discover how fruits and vegetables changed during the process of domestication, and "Forensic Botany: Solving Crimes with Plants" where students examined characteristics of pigment, pollen, leaves, and seeds from a crime site to figure out whodunnit!
Boulder Valley Schools Science Fair
I have been a judge at the Corden Pharma Regional Science Fair where juniors and seniors have presented their research. Congratulations to this year's winners!
Photo by J. Papasso
Colorado Native Plant Society