Teaching and Mentorship Experience

Teaching Experience

Academic Observership

  • Received mentoring under Dr. Dave Weldon as he prepared and lectured medical chemistry
  • Taught Diuretics Lecture (Course: Medical Chemistry II), Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

Taught Advanced Flow Cytometry Seminars, Loma Linda University, 2011-2012

  • Topic 1: Modified Annexin V vs PI staining protocol for elimination of false positives
  • Topic 2: Adapting BD cytometric bead array to any model flow cytometer

Enrolled in the Teaching Course: Collaborative Learning in Higher Education by Dr. Gail Rice, Loma Linda University, Spring 2015

  • Learned methods for group learning
  • Taught a class period on running an effective meeting
  • Designed a complete course outline/syllabus for an undergraduate Biochemistry course

Taught a Workshop on giving Scientific Presentations, Loma Linda University, May 2015

  • Organized and presented the workshop
  • Provided learning materials
  • Coordinated the Loma Linda University student government to sponsor lunch

Guest Lecturer, Graduate Course: Immunological Aspects of Disease Journal Club, Boston University February 2017

  • Chose paper for discussion
  • Lead discussion
  • Facilitated self learning

Mentorship Experience

Research Mentor to the following students

Jacques Mbongue

Loma Linda University, Department of Physiology

Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow

Brittany Hamilton

Loma Linda University, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Current Position: DO student

Marco Larios

Ramona High School

2013-2015 Summer, Apprenticeship Bridge to College and Undergraduate Training Program

Current Position: Senior Bioengineering major at University of California, San Diego

 Ava Boston

Oakwood University

2014 Summer, Undergraduate Training Program

Current Position: Oakwood University, Al, Graduate applying to Ph.D. programs

Nkem Ehiemere

Loma Linda University, Department of Physiology

2012 Summer, Apprenticeship Bridge to College Program

Current Position: University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate

Matthew Firek

UC Berkeley, Chemical Biology Graduate

2011-2013, Graduate Volunteer

Current: Laboratory Technician at JL Pettis Memorial Hospital

Kevin Rhamie

Oakwood University

2012 Summer, Undergraduate Training Program              

Ross Edwards

Loma Linda Academy

2011 Summer, Apprenticeship Bridge to College Program

Current: University of California Irvine, Graduate

Chris Hung

Loma Linda University, Department of Biochemistry

2011-2012, Master’s Student

Current: Emergency Medical Technician

Clinical Care Extender Intern      

Jennifer Valcin

Oakwood University

2010 Summer, Undergraduate Training Program

Current: Graduate student studying genomics at the University of Alabama

Hiroshi Yano

University of Redlands

2010-2011, Undergraduate Volunteer

Current: Graduate Student studying Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh

Joy Wilson

Loma Linda Academy

2015 Summer, Apprenticeship Bridge to College Program

Current Position: Medical School

 

Big Brother/Big Sister Mentoring Program, Loma Linda University

John Jeppson

2013-2015, Graduate Student   

 

Tutor 2008-2009

Tyner high school (Now Tyner Academy) Chattanooga, TN

Subjects: Spanish, Algebra, Biology, Chemistry

Homework Reader 2007-2009

General Chemistry, Southern Adventist University