I really enjoying teaching, stemming from some early interests in informal education and amateur astronomy. My scientific career started in education policy, and a summer job at the Pacific Science Center lead to working in planetariums for many years. More recently, I was a founding member of Blue Marble Space, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting science communication and space exploration projects. I contribute to Introductory Earth Science, Atmospheric Chemistry, Geochemistry, Analytical Methods. In the spring, I co-teach Global Biogeochemical Cycles with Dr. Aubrey Zerkle, with whom I also lead a fun and challenging field trip to Rio Tinto. I am the module coordinator for the brand new Astrobiology course starting in Spring 2017, although Dr. Sarah Rugheimer will be handling much of the teaching.
I like giving talks at various conferences, seminar series, and public outreach venues. Here are some that have been recorded:
NASA NPP Alumni Seminar Series (April 8, 2014) Clues to atmospheric evolution in Earth’s Earliest sediments
Podcast for ‘BlueSciCon Beers with BMSIS'(July 1, 2012) Fractals and the Desert