Other interests

Science communication

Some highlights from mentoring youth in science and technology include:
Instructor, Artifice Tech Education Program, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016, weekly. Co-led after school courses on coding, electronics, and robotics for ages 12-15 at UChicago Woodlawn Charter School.
Instructor, Science and Technology Outreach Mentoring Program, Oct. 2014-June 2015, weekly.  STOMP staffs the science component of an after-school program at the North Kenwood Oakland (NKO) and Donoghue elementary schools. We designed engaging student-centered activities for participants in K-5th grade.
Organizer and Instructor, Bike Physics With A Bang! June-July 2015, July 2016. Using bicycles as a centerpiece for demonstrating the principles of physics, this program served preteens and teens on Chicago’s South Side. We led hands-on activities exploring energy, angular momentum, pressure, and concepts from materials science. (Four sessions / summer)

Music Composition

I’ve been honored to perform with John Rutter, Nina Nastasia, Ellen Fullman, Kelly Rossum, and many others in venues ranging from the grungiest of bars to Carnegie Hall. I like to explore elements of chamber music, folk traditions, and found-sound, often incorporating electronic instruments. I played regularly at the Hyde Park Salons with Alex Edelman from 2013-2018. Before grad school, I worked as a musician and composer for a dance department and taught lessons on guitar & drum set.

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