As scientists, part of our job is to sparkle the love for science in people’s hearts.
[last update in December 2021]
Currently, I am one of the volunteer mentors in the Girls Educating Girls program which is a project that aims to provide research experience for women enrolled in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields at universities across Puerto Rico. Click here to read about the project!
I am also a volunteer mentor in Earth’s sciences in the program Curious Mind, which is an amazing initiative of the Australian Science Innovations that aims to encourage girls’ passion to pursue STEM.
Additionally, I have recently joined the meriSTEM team. I am very enthusiastic about sharing some cool information about seismology and help school teachers to improve their approach on teaching science to their students in the classroom!
At ANU, I have been demonstrating in the following courses:
- EMSC2022: Introduction to Global Geophysics. Lecturers: Meghan S. Miller, Dave Heslop, and Louis Moresi. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to have a deeper understanding of the Earth’s internal structure and the main concepts applied in seismology, geohazard, and geodynamics.
- EMSC1008: EARTH: The Chemistry and Physics of our Planet. Conveners of this course are Caroline Eakin and Andrew Berry. In the geophysics module, students gain familiarity with plate tectonics and introductory knowledge of geophysics and mathematics (e.g. isostatic calculations, triangulating earthquake locations, plate motion vectors, and circuits).
- PHYS3070: Physics of the Earth. Lecturers: Prof. Hrvoje Tkalcic, and Prof. Louis Moresi.
Before starting my Ph.D., I spent almost a year working as a private tutor, and teaching maths and physics to kids from Years 7 to 12.
Global volunteer, Colombia