Teaching and Mentorship
I have taught several courses in the Sociology, Design, Human Development, American Studies and Landscape Architecture departments at UC Davis. I use collaborative methods in teaching such as group working, desk critiques in groups, group discussions, using games, videos and other creative methods to engage students in the class discussions.
Courses I taught:
-Sociology of Youth: designed syllabus, graded papers, lead the class lectures and discussions, designed the exam and class activities
-UI/ UX Design: Tutored students about user research and user interface design principles and user testing.
-Reviewing their applications and providing feed back to their work
-Trend Research and Forecasting in Design: I held discussion sessions and graded the papers around the future of product design.
-Tech in American life: I held discussion sessions and graded the papers
-People, Place and Culture: The course was about cultural implications of urban life. I graded papers, held office hours and graded exams and helped with designing the exam
-Sustainable Environmental Design: I held discussion sessions and graded the papers and Exams
Design Studios: held working groups, desk critiques, graded the designs, gave feedbacks on students' performance
Ideologies of the Design: held discussion sessions about several ideologies of the design including pre modern and modern thoughts, graded the papers
Human Development: graded papers and gave feed backs on the topics related to behavioral development of kids and young teenagers.
Discussion sessions- Ideologies of the Design, Spring 2019
Working group, Design studio, Winter 2020
I have mentored one of my undergrad students in working on the Creative wanderer project. During the mentorship, Nikki worked on how Human-computer interaction can foster civic engagement. Nikki learned about preparing annotated bibliographies, designing a survey, and doing interviews.
I have also mentored the participants in the Mandela Fellowship program at UC Davis in the summer 2021, where I guided the fellows through their projects.