Selected Service Experiences (for more, see CV)
2013-2018 After School Mentor and Site Leader, Green Energy Technology in the City (GET City), the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing
I lead a year-round after school STEM/making program for youth in Lansing, MI, focused on the teaching the science and engineering of energy sustainability using advanced technologies. Ongoing student work is highlighted at getcity.org (all blog posts and videos are produced by students).
2015-2018 Mentor and Program Assistant, Youth Action Council, Impression 5 Science Center and Think Tank Makerspace
2015-2017 Summer Program Leader and On-Site Director, MSU Undergraduate Study Abroad Program: Learning, Culture, and Technology in Europe
For 3 summers, I led a group of undergraduates through the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium, visiting schools and discussing issues relevant to the US and the EU. In 2016, I redesigned the mission, recruitment, curriculum, and locations visited. I designed and implemented plans to increase institutional support of underrepresented students in the program. I also steered coursework with a more explicit critical perspective on US and EU educational contexts. This included exploring school diversity and segregation in the US and EU, race and language in classrooms, and refugee youth education and experiences in comparative context.
2017 Volunteer Reviewer, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (Strand 11: Cultural, Social, and Gender Issues. Equity and diversity issues.)
2015 Pro Bono Educational Program Design Consultant, The Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC)
2013-2014 Editorial Assistant, Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST)