MBA Ethics and Responsible Business Leadership: Haas MBA core class that covers what it takes to be an enlightened leader.
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Spring 2017 for Ernesto dal Bo
MBA Data and Decisions: Introduction to Statistical Concepts for MBA students. This course is part of the Haas MBA core.
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Fall 2016 for Fred Finan
MBA Applied Impact Evaluation: Cross-departmental course for MBA, MDP, MPP and MPH students to learn how to run impact evaluations and core statistical concepts to define outcomes and impact. Students learn to use STATA, a statistical software for economists.
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Spring 2015 and Spring 2016 for Paul Gertler
As part of UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, I had a small research team of 3 that helped with my lab experiments. I created the conditions for my research team to learn the importance of ethics in running research studies as well as fundamental research skills. I held weekly stand ups with my team. I taught them how to think about data, how to use R, and how to share code.
Over the past 5 years, I have formally mentored 10 UC Berkeley undergraduates, who are all first-generation and/or historically underrepresented diverse students. Each year, I mentor 2 students through Getting into Graduate School (GiGS), organized by the UC Berkeley Diversity Department. Through GiGs, I help my mentees with their resumes, job interview prep, GRE prep, and essays for graduate school. It is truly an honor to be part of their journeys and I treasure the relationships we create. Past mentees have gone on to work at companies such as Affirm, Google, and Deloitte Consulting and onto graduate programs such as Columbia University (Masters of Science in Strategic Communication), UC Berkeley (Masters in Social Welfare), and University of Hamburg (Masters in Nonprofit Management).
Informally, I have advised many people from all aspects of my life who came to me for guidance on applying to PhDs or graduate school. I'm always happy to talk with people considering graduate school and reading people's stories (also know as admissions essays) is my favorite thing about applications.
My students and mentees have made me a better individual--- more communicative, open minded, and compassionate. It has been a privilege to be a part of these communities.
Left: Celebrating the graduation of two of my talented mentees in May 2016.
Right: A lab selfie. My research assistants and I in the Xlab at UC Berkeley, where we ran my lab experiment sessions.