I strive to bring academic research to life for public audiences, whether they be laypeople, policymakers, or students. Examples of some of these efforts are included below.
I participated in a panel at the United Nations University on child trajectories into and out of non-state armed groups. Insights from this panel and two others are available in a publication by Rebecca Littman for UN policymakers.
I was lead teaching assistant for the University of Texas’s Fall 2015 Introduction to Psychology “Synchronized Massive Online Course” (SMOC). Learn more about the 1,500+ student class here or learn about the effectiveness of SMOCs compared to traditional classes here.
I also enjoy helping students develop their personal research interests and skills. I have advised two undergraduate honors theses, in addition to mentoring students through the SURE program as a member of my department's diversity committee.