Public Outreach at Yale University
During my graduate career at Yale, I had the opportunity to participate in three outstanding science outreach groups. If you are an educator in the New Haven area interested in the offerings of any of the organizations listed below, please feel free to contact me for more information.
I was Coordinator of Outreach for the Yale Science Diplomats. This organization aims to educate the public about science issues and engage scientists in education and public policy. My responsibilities centered around acting as a liaison between Yale scientists and New Haven schools. This gave researchers an opportunity to interact with the public by giving lectures or leading activities, and allowed students to learn about science from enthusiastic experts in their given field. I also co-produced a video series and associated educational materials aimed at high school students.
I was a member of the Evolution Outreach Group. This group’s mission is to “introduce and clarify basic concepts of evolutionary biology through interactive games and demonstrations that illustrate how evolution occurs.”
I co-taught a short course with Shayna Liberman about Primate Diversity and Conservation as a part of Splash at Yale. Splash is an event that brings middle and high school students to Yale University to take courses outside of their normal curricula.
Invited Lectures (public outreach in bold)
2015: Arizona State University; Co-Op Arts and Humanities High School; Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
2014: High School in the Community; Co-Op Arts and Humanities High School; Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
2013: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History; Co-Op Arts and Humanities High School; JF Kennedy Elementary School
2012: Southern Connecticut State University; Yale University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; New Haven Public Library
2009: Miami University Primatology Club; Kirtland Elementary School; Kirtland Middle School
2007: Miami University Primatology Club; Miami University Society for the Enhancement of Anthropology