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.
- Guest lecturer in Communicating Earth and Environmental Science (Course EESC 6400). Sept. 25 & Sept. 27, 2016. Graduate course. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, NY, NY, USA.
- 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.