MENTORING

My mentoring philosophy is based on helping others find their own way through advice and two-way discussion, as opposed to the more prescribed experience of content transfer and methodology in teaching. I mentor a senior undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In scheduled meetings and via email correspondence, I have helped my student consider their own objectives and goals as part of a wider project and design a sampling strategy that will best reach these goals. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I have provided technical mentoring to graduate students on laboratory equipment and data analysis as well as professional mentoring on the postdoctoral job search.