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Tutor profile: Dana S.

Dana S.
Artist Who Found a Canvas in Engineering—Teaching With a Creative Perspective
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About Dana
I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Biological Engineering and, after spending nearly 21 years in school, I've developed unique ways to teach student how to think, not simply what to think. I care more about deep understanding and integration of content which enable individuals to better understand the world around them. Further, I love making art, and I intersperse this mindset throughout my engagement with coursework, exploring models and processes the same way I explore an artistic medium. My favorite part of the teaching experience is what...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I've worked as a TA and workshop coach for 3 and a half years, during which time I've honed a dialogue-based teaching style. This approach rewards creative thinking rather than recitation of memorized material. I've developed and taught many workshops about undergraduate research covering topics such as how to read scientific literature, communicate science, and prepare for a career in STEM. Additionally, I also develop and teach workshops on identity and sense of belonging in STEM, imposter syndrome, and mentorship. I taught my most...
University of Colorado at Boulder
Biomedical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2019 - 2024
University of Colorado at Boulder
Biomedical Engineering
Master's Degree
2019 - 2021
University of Colorado at Boulder
Biochemical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree
2014 - 2019

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Colorado Boulder, Graduate Research Assistant
2019 - Present
Dana Stamo Fine Art & Design, Freelance Graphic Designer
2018 - Present

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