Teaching

Teaching Assistantships:

  • Data Visualization, Dr. Robert Cooper, ICPSR, Ann Arbor, MN, Summer 2020
  • Introduction to International Relations, Dr. Susan Rosato, w/ two independently led sections, Notre Dame, IN, Fall 2019
  • World Politics (Intro to Comparative Politics), Dr. James McAdams, w/ two independently led sections, Notre Dame, IN, Spring 2019
  • World Politics (Intro to Comparative Politics), Dr. Luis Schiumerini, w/ two independently led sections, Notre Dame, IN, Fall 2018

Professional Experience:

  • English Teacher, Nowon Elementary School, Nowon-gu, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE), Seoul, Korea, 2008 – 2011
  • District Teacher English Teacher, Nowon-gu District, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE), Seoul, Korea, 2010

Awards:

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Notre Dame Political Science Department, Notre Dame, IN, 2019
  • Seoul Metropolitan English Teacher of the Year Award, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Seoul, Korea, 2009

Selected Community Outreach:

Philosophy:

My pedagogy holds teaching to be an adaptive and dynamic process. I draw on experiences such as having been a first generation college student and teaching abroad to promote an inclusive learning environment. I find that setting clear parameters and engaging students through discussion and mid-semester feedback evaluations promotes comprehension and creativity. Students differ in learning styles, backgrounds, and strengths. Group discussions might benefit some students, while others are more confident listening to lectures or meeting one-on-one. I employ diverse methods of engagement to meet each student where they might be strongest so that they can have room to grow elsewhere. Ultimately, our different identities, experiences, learning styles, and approaches give us the tools to grow as a classroom and a community.