In the classroom

During my years in college, graduate school, and now as a lecturer, I interacted with a large number of students and professionals, all of which inspired me to discover my passion for teaching. My goal as an educator is to promote understanding of science in a dynamic and interactive way, and to make students realize that science is not just a collection of facts, but a process to finding answers. As a teacher, I believe in a student-centered approach and I reinforce critical thinking, transparency, and interaction, as key characteristics for a successful and effective learning.

Since 2014 I am a Lecturer in discipline in the Frontiers of Science Program within Columbia University’s Core Curriculum, in New York City . Frontiers of Science is a core curriculum course which instructs students on successful scientific habits of mind in the context of four branches of modern science. I teach on topics ranging from the neuroscience of language to general and special relativity, the birth of the earth, or the evolution of birds.

 

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Past experience: 
  • Teaching assistant in General Genetics (Course 803793). 2008-2011. Undergraduate teaching. Veterinary School, University Complutense of Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • Guest lecturer in Veterinary and Climate Change (Course 803838). 2011. Undergraduate teaching. Veterinary School, University Complutense of Madrid,       Madrid, Spain.

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