I am committed to mentoring K-12 and college students in soil science and related disciplines. I am a strong proponent of experiential-based science education and enjoy interacting with students of all ages to engage them in the world of science and our natural resources.
Trained and managed 3 undergraduate students for soil research projects in laboratory and field settings from 2012 - 2014.
Led a group of 5 undergraduate students in preparation of collegiate soil judging
Mentored an undergraduate student studying crop production on an independent GIS research project (Univ. of AZ)
K-12 Outreach My contributions to K-12 community activities include:
Judge, Desert Data Jam, Asombro Institute for Science Education (Spring 2014) - this event challenges high school students to find interesting ways to present scientific data to non-scientist audiences
Judge, Sam Hughes Elementary School Science Fair (K–5) (22 February 2011) - judged projects for K-5 students and interviewed selected students with top scores
Volunteer, Arizona Association FFA Spring Conference – Soils Career Development Event (2010–2011)
Event Supervisor in Environmental Chemistry, Arizona Science Olympiad; State Competition (2010)
Volunteer Coach in Environmental Chemistry, Arizona Science Olympiad; Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church (middle school students), Tucson, AZ (2008–2009)