I believe positive experiences early in students’ academic careers will advance participation in Earth sciences and related STEM fields.
After attending USSP as a master's student in 2005, I returned to Urbino as an instructor in 2016.
Lecture content covered the Pliocene to Pleistocene transition including describing El Padre conditions of the equatorial Pacific and Northern Hemisphere Glaciation. This lecture is usually given by my PhD supervisor Dr. Christina Ravelo.
I also presented a discussion on gender diversity in geoscience. This discussion covered the implicit associations we all have related to gender including evidence-based biases in recommendation letters and co-authorship.
Having the opportunity to mentor research projects in Earth science that I care deeply about is what makes teaching exciting and invigorating.
Adam Phillips (Part III, University of Cambridge, 2017-2018)
Project Title: "How did North Atlantic Deep Water contribute to the Mid-Pleistocene Transition?"
Lorriane McChesney (Texas A&M University, REU at LDEO, 2016)
Project Title: "Changes in thermocline structure in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific since the Last Glacial Maximum"
Briana Ramirez (St. Mary's University, San Antonio Texas, REU at LDEO, 2015)
Project Title: "Investigating changes in North Pacific intermediate water during the last 4 million years"