One of my main academic passions is teaching, specifically at the post-secondary level. So far, I have been an academic assistant nine times! Initially, my main reason to apply to graduate school was to pursue a career as a teaching professor. Now, a year into my Master's, I'm really enjoying research and hope to continue towards a standard professorship where I can do both.
At UVic, I assisted with CSC 110, 115, 225, 226, and 320, covering topics in introductory object-oriented programming (Python, Java), intermediate graph theory, advanced data structures, algorithm design, computational complexity theory, and automata theory. At UBC, I have helped with CPSC 311, a course on programming languages, and CPSC 411, a compiler construction course. As a TA, my duties have included lab instruction, material creation, assignment and exam grading, term project supervision, creation of automated grading tools, and collaboration for course plans. In summer 2020, I worked on course development for CPSC 411.
A Couple of Fun Facts 😊:
- I was born on a small gulf island called Salt Spring Island, BC, just north of Victoria.
- I did a full year of biochemistry during my Bachelor's before switching to computer science. I was missing some creativity.