courses taught at Portland state university


The EXITO Enrichment Program is designed to enhance and enrich your overall learning as an emerging scholar and professional in the sciences. These workshops are designed to create a space and place to deeply critically reflect upon your experiences and differences as a scholar. Here you will be able to facilitate and engage in meaningful discussions with your peers on topic areas that are important and essential for your professional development and success in your career. Here you will be able to facilitate productive meaningful discussions surrounding your professional and personal identity, share resources, build a network, shape a professional development and career plan, and establish a professional identity.

University Studies Capstone Fall 2017: Empowering and Advancing Women and Underrepresented Students in STEM

This capstone will focus on understanding the barriers to career advancement for women and other underrepresented students, determining the value of individuals of diverse backgrounds bring to diverse and inclusive STEM environments, and building essential professional skills that lead to effective leadership. These are skills traditionally not learned in a classroom and are essential to overcoming barriers to leadership and career advancement in STEM fields. Capstone students will work in teams to design, implement, and evaluate a focus grosup and a 1-day workshop to coach and transfer these essential STEM career preparation skills to high school students in the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE), Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA), and Girls Inc. Eureka programs.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

·       Critically analyze the barriers to equity and identify implicit bias in STEM fields

·       Describe the impacts of the lack of diversity and inclusivity in STEM fields

·       Describe diversity solutions to increase the number of women and underrepresented professionals in the STEM workforce and in leadership positions 

·       Reflect on the role and responsibility of mentors, sponsors, and advisors in empowering and advancing underrepresented groups into leadership positions in the STEM workforce

·       Assemble a focus group with the ASE, MESA, and Girls Inc students in the community

·       Strengthen organizational, communication, and presentation skills by synthesizing, implementing, and evaluating a 1-day workshop that addresses the professional needs of students transitioning from high school to college

·       Expand and translate essential professional development skills such as effective communication, successful emotional intelligence, networking, work-life integration, leadership, and time management to empower and advance student learning and success in STEM

in Science and Engineering program” (ASE).

Course Developer CHEM+BIO CURE

Portland State Metro STEM Center

1.     Connect2Science Workshop: Energy

2.     Connect2Science Workshop: Energy and Matter

3.     Connect2Science Workshop: Physical Sciences

General Chemistry Lectures 221 Fall 2009

General Chemistry Lectures 223 spring 2010

General Chemistry Lectures 221, 222, and 223 summer 2010



Chemistry courses taken at texas A and M university

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Organometallic Chemistry

Group Theory

Kinetics and Mechanisms

Physical Methods

Structure and Bonding

Special Studies in X-ray Crystallography

Seminar Preparation

Frontiers in Chemical Research

Ethics in Research and Scholarship

Methods in Teaching Chemistry Laboratory




courses taught at texas a and m university

Teaching Assistant: Advanced Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory

Teaching Assistant: Organometallic Chemistry Lecture

General Chemistry laboratory