Service and Memberships
I take great joy in pride in being an active and engaged community member in both my academic departments and local communities. Within my department, I am extremely excited about opportunities for ongoing education and sharing knowledge to build a graduate student community. I have given talks in
Methods and Metascience
Data Science workshops
, and started (and run) a new
Social Robotics Journal Club
. With my strong beliefs in transparency and continuous improvement, I liase with staff as a
for my program.
Within the greater community I am especially interested in
STEAM education for children.
I volunteer with STEM Ambassadors working with primary school children in coding fundamentals, where I focus not only on skill building, but on engineering as a collaborate, failure-driven, iterative process. You can find all of my STEM educational lessons
on my github
Because I am also a Good Young Liberal, I am also an
Ultimate Frisbee coach
for secondary school children.
A more complete list of my adaemic and community service activities is below.
Data Science Workshop for Qualitative Grad Students April 13, 2019
Team lead for designing, organizing, and teaching 3-day datascience workshop including data mining, visualizations, and website hosting using R and R Studio for novices in qualitative research.
Coach / Committee Member March 03, 2019 Coach secondary school mixed and girls' ultimate frisbee team. Developed training plans, tournaments, and drills for teams. Member of executive committee for University of Glasgow Ultimate Frisbee team. Organized logistics of large-scale social events with club members with focus on inclusivity. Organizer January 14, 2019 Started and organized Social Robots Journal Club -- with student members from four departments across the university. Organized "Field Trip" to Edinburgh for Social Robotics exhibit. Organized "Bring Your Robot To Club" Day for cross-discipline idea exchange.. October 10, 2018 British Computing Society British Psychological Society Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architecture Society Cognitive Science Society British Neuroscience Association University of Glasgow Robotics Society University of Glasgow FemEng October 09, 2018 Glasgow Ultimate Society Scottish Mountaineering Society University of Glasgow Triathalon Team Committee Member October 08, 2018 On Student committee for department Athena SWAN chapter. Designed and implemented initiatives to encourage students to become STEM Ambassadors. Implemented metric gathering mechanism to track demographics of seminar and workshop participation. Collaborated with sociology department on evaluation metrics and surveys to ensure validity of efficacy reports. Volunteer October 03, 2018 Volunteer for STEM Ambassador program. Participate in career talks and robotics demos for high schoolers. Facilitate and mentor high school robotics team. Regularly volunteer with primary schools to teach STEAM lessons about team-based engineering. SRC Class Representative September 21, 2018 Gathered feedback on courses, program structure, and student experience. Participated in Student Council meetings to represent program cohort. Collaborated with faculty and staff on program and messaging improvements. Volunteer September 21, 2018 - March 01, 2019 Troupe volunteer for Girl Guiding program, ages 9-11. Volunteer weekly with troupe leading leadership and cooperation building skills. Supervise weekend trips to museums and venues around Glasgow. Mentor and Organizer January 08, 2018 - July 15, 2018 Cogito corporate sponsor and technical mentor for Resilient Coders -- an organization which trains non-traditional background adult students to become software developers. Developed a 8-week "boot camp" curriculum for two apprenticeships. Trained apprentices in software development practices, and in presenting to company. Volunteer Mentor & Organizer January 17, 2017 - May 15, 2018 Organized and designed engineering curriculum for Cambridge Inventors Club. 40 children age 11-13 each term participated weekly in engineering challenges, including engineering design principles like iterative testing and collaborative working. Instructor September 14, 2015 - May 28, 2016 Instructor for Girls Who Code program. Supplemented given curriculum with weekly lessons on computer science basics. Brought in speakers for work presentations, demos, and artists who employ technology in their work. President September 12, 2013 - May 17, 2015 Coordinated logistics of club hackathons, speakers, and outreach. Led executive board in creating WiCS mission and club constitution. Grew club 4x over two years. Mentor and Organizer June 14, 2013 - April 28, 2014 Instructor and curriculum designer for the Girls Computer Club for secondary school students. Recruited 20 girls from local secondary schools. Taught computer science basics, including sorting algorithms, pointers, and python basics.