Teaching

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My courses and mentoring challenge students to conceptualize complex notions of how humans interact with the environment. As a teacher and a scholar, I think a lot about human-environment relationships, social justice, legacies of colonialism, globalization, science and technology, and natural resource extraction. My teaching philosophy seeks to find new and effective ways students can explore and connect these topics. I work to foster learning environments where students can confront topics and explore them in the context of multiple and contested histories, present day relationships, and various social theories. I see myself as a facilitator who can spark discussion and introspection, and moderate with scholarly background and empirical context as needed.

I regularly teach university courses, as well as guest lecture at colleges, conferences and civil society meetings. Some of the courses I’ve instructed, acted as a teaching assistant for, or guest lectured in include:   

Teaching and TAing, University of Colorado, Boulder

Environment and Society

World Regional Geography

Natural Hazards

Geographies of Global Change

Human Geography

Invited lectures at CU Boulder

Climate Justice (Graduate)

Climate Change Politics & Policy

Environment & Development in Latin America

Creative Climate Communications

Inside the Greenhouse

Mountain Geography

Environmental Justice (Honors)

International Development

Other (Selected) Invited lectures

Climate Change Law & Policy, University of Denver Law School

Ecological Agriculture, Dartmouth College