What began with instructing piano lessons to individuals of all ages over the past 12 years, evolved into a passion for scholarly educational development and the implementation of experiential learning in post-secondary courses. Over the course of my graduate career, I have contributed to the development of undergraduate and graduate learning in a variety of ways, from course instruction and course design to mentorships, and establishing community outreach initiatives.
The COVID-19 pandemic created unexpected challenges and changes in the way instructors teach in higher education. Such challenges have rapidly altered the way in which lectures are delivered, assessments are handled and how courses are designed. Although this pivot in teaching modality has been difficult for both educators and learners, this time has been used to critically think about the classroom environment that I am responsible for creating.