Teaching and Mentoring

My Approach

Science is a methodology rather than a mere collection of facts. This idea revolutionized my worldview and taught me to think critically. Now in my own teaching and mentoring, I strive to impart this passion for psychology's scientific method to teach my students how to think more than what to think.

Statistics is at the core of psychology's scientific method, and my approach to teaching undergraduate statistics brings passion and humor to what some consider to be the driest topic in the major. Through this and other expreiences, I have taught and mentored diverse populations including high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from psychology, engineering, and gender studies. My teaching and mentoring activities also reflect my commitment to increasing the full participation of underrepresented racial and other marginalized groups in psychology and women in STEM.

Course Taught

Statistics, Yale University
I taught statistics—a psychology major requirement—to 214+ undergraduate students both in person and online (due to the pandemic). In this role, I hired and supervised a teaching staff of six graduate and three undergraduate teaching assistants.

Guest Classes

Multivariate Statistics, Yale University
Statistical Power
An invited lecture in statistical methods given to psychology graduate students in a small seminar

Multiple Regression
An invited lecture in statistical methods given to psychology graduate students in a small seminar

Introduction to R
A workshop in statistical methods given to psychology graduate students in a small seminar

Psychology of Gender Images, Yale University
Psychological Consequences of Sexualization in Images
An invited discussion-focused class given to interdisciplinary undergraduate students in a small seminar

Gender and Psychology, Yale University
Gender Bias
A reoccurring invited discussion-focused class given to psychology undergraduate students in a small seminar

Advance Placement in Psychology, Milford High School
Gender Bias in Category Representation
An invited lecture given to high school students


Gender Disparities in STEM and Strategies for Overcoming, Yale University
I led reoccurring workshops for the Society of Women Engineers that were designed to combat gender bias in STEM and attended by STEM graduate students and faculty.
The workshop featured an application of the VIDS Intervention.


Undergraduate Thesis Student:
Ayotunde Ifaturoti
Yale University
"The Effect of White Privilege on White Americans’ Endorsement Color-blind Racial Ideology and Perceptions of Fairness"
Mellon Mays Fellow

Master's Student:
Marilena Juettemeier
University of Oslo
"Cross-cultural Investigation of the Phenomenon of Androcentrism"

Diversity Committee Mentees:
Ajua Duker
Srishti Goel

Research Assistants:
Ayotunde Ifaturoti
Christina Sanzari
Claire O'Leary
Erica Yuvarti
Ingrid Freidman
Rachel Goldberg
Skylar Chau
Summer Baxter

Teaching Assistants:
Ajua Duker
Alyssa Arre
Chance Adkins
Ryan Carlson
Jin Hua Li
Maxwell Richardson
Oishani Basuchoudhary
Xanni Brown
Zachary Silver