I currently train and collaborate with graduate students in the laboratory setting, engaging with them daily on topics of experimental design and operation, numerical methods and image processing for data analysis, as well as discussing current research. In my current role as a research associate, helping students develop a sense of a effective research strategies and decision making is one my main objectives.
Teaching goes beyond the simple transfer of knowledge. It involves the resolution of a mismatch of thinking, facts, and ideas between teacher and student and the eventual cognitive assembly of a previously disjoint set of concepts. In short, teaching is a dynamical and distinct process between each student and instructor with the goal of transformed comprehension. Whether teaching physics and mathematics to undergraduates, music performance practice, condensed matter physics to high school teachers, or even basic science at middle-school science camps, this realization has shaped my approach. Combined with the enjoyment of discussing and debating ideas, developing deeper understanding, and inspiring younger scientists I find teaching an essential activity in my scientific career.