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OUTREACH AND TEACHING

 

MCDOUGAL GRADUATE WRITING ADVISOR

& DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

YALE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE WRITING LAB

2015 - 2017

  • Taught graduate students and postdoctoral researchers writing skills, and advised them on written work, including applications for doctoral programs, manuscripts, and dissertations.

  • Developed educational content for graduate students, including tutorials on best practices in academic writing, fellowship writing, English grammar, and figure making.

  • Spearheaded the extension of writing consultations to students in the School of Public Health and Physician Assistants program, and acted as the sole advisor to these cohorts.

  • Led peer review groups on fellowship writing in the natural sciences.

  • Coordinated with Yale’s communications team to upgrade the Graduate Writing Lab website.

  • Performed weekly website content updates and produced additional written content to increase accessibility.

VISITING LAB INSTRUCTOR

BIO282L GENETICS LAB

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, CT

2016

  • Co-taught a three-week lab module on epistasis as part of the “Genetics Lab” course.

  • Coordinated with course instructor and colleagues to effectively deliver lessons and develop teaching materials, including syllabus, assignments, lab protocols, and lesson presentations.

MENTOR

NEW HAVEN SCIENCE FAIR

WEXLER-GRANT COMMUNITY SCHOOL, CT

2013

  • Taught students the scientific method, guided students as they wrote research papers on their findings, and encouraged their interest in pursuing a STEM career.

  • Provided one-on-one mentoring to two middle students from an under-served school system as they developed independent projects for the annual New Haven Science Fair.

VISITING INSTRUCTOR

NORTH HAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL, CT

2013 - 2016

  • Taught lessons to middle school students on cell and organ structure-function relationships.

  • Worked with students to engage them in critical thinking, problem solving, and group discussion.

TEACHING ASSISTANT

LAB IN BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

YALE UNIVERSITY, CT

2015

  • Provided undergraduates with one-on-one support during complex laboratory exercises.

©2020 by Rachel Stewart.