I grow iteratively
Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming. - Buddha
I wholeheartedly embrace failure as a necessity for improvement, and I am perpetually in search of new opportunities that will both challenge and stimulate me. I think that the surest means to improvement, whether for an individual or collective, is to test the waters with an idea and then look to the ripples. So far I have found the pursuit of common understanding between myself and those with whom I interact to be a good metric, and applying this philosophy to my roles as a student, educator, and innovator gives me great fulfillment.
For me, teaching and learning are symbiotic
- I currently serve as a teaching assistant and mentor for the computer science courses at Pomona College, where I strive to share with my peers the habits and mentalities I've found most helpful.
- This summer I worked on a physics education workspace application to help introductory level physics students hone their problem-solving processes.
- Before returning to Pomona, I combined the experience I had gained as a TA with some of the techniques I implemented as a researcher over the summer to teach a Chromebook-based digital literacy curriculum to homeless women and other community members at my hometown library.
- I also run the Claremont Philosophers, a club aimed at making philosophy more accessible so that more people might benefit from its applications to everyday life.
Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Ancient Philosophy, a Kant seminar, and whatever invitations to increase my understanding I find along the way.
- Languages, in order of proficiency (descending order):
- Ancient Greek