University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Lecturer, Data Management for Social Science Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2021. This course introduces advanced undergraduate students to the data management skills necessary for carrying out research projects using quantitative data. This class forms part of the requirements for the Concentration in Analysis and Research, an optional certificate for sociology undergraduate students that prepares students for careers in applied social research or for graduate-level study. I covered data cleaning, documentation, file management, recoding variables, descriptive statistics, dealing with missing data, merging and appending datasets, processing observations across subgroups, reshaping data, and programming for data management. Students leave the course with the skills necessary to find, clean, combine, and process quantitative data in order to answer research questions. I taught the course in STATA per the Sociology department’s preference, but I am prepared to teach this course in R as well.
- Teaching Assistant, Methods of Sociological Inquiry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2018 - Fall 2020 (four semesters). This course introduces undergraduate students to a variety of sociological methods and research logics. The topics I covered in discussion section for this course included research ethics, measurement, research logics (inductive vs. deductive), research design, sampling procedures for qualitative and quantitative data collection, basic survey design, descriptive statistical analysis, introduction to the concept of statistical inference (as related to sampling procedures), ethnographic methods, interview methods, and qualitative data analysis. I led twice-weekly discussion sections with students for a total of four semesters and guided students through assignments in which they applied the different methods we learned (e.g., descriptive statistics, survey, ethnographic, interview) to explore research questions.
Other Teaching Experience
Prior to graduate school, I worked for four years as a popular educator at the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights) in Mexico City. I led dozens of community education workshops with migrants and migrant families, trained migrant leaders as peer educators and policy advocates, and led workshops with local government officials in migrant-sending regions of Mexico. Prior to that position, I worked for 3 years as a part-time Classroom Assistant and Mentor in a 7th/8th grade class at Chicago Public School where I facilitated small group tutoring and provided mentoring services.