One of the great perks of astronomy is that it's a wonderful vehicle for getting students excited about science. Teaching science is something which is very important to me and something I take great satisfaction in trying to do well.

At UCLA, I co-taught for two years the introductory astrophysics course for majors, Astro 81, with Prof. Andrea Ghez.

At Berkeley, I was a teaching assistant for the following courses:

I've twice attended the CFAO's Professional Development Workshop on Inquiry-based teaching techniques. Highly recommended!

I wrote a statement of my teaching philosophy during the Teaching Astronomy seminar I took with Bryan Mendez during fall 2000. There are a few things I'd say differently now, but by and large I stand by this.