I have recently joined the faculty at Mount Holyoke College, where I devote time to both teaching undergraduates and my research lab. I work in the field of soft matter physics. I was most recently a postdoc in the lab of Wolfgang Losert at the University of Maryland.
In addition to being a rich area of research, soft matter is an ideal platform to translate science to the public and to train young students. The systems can be familiar but fun, such as shaving cream and jello. While the raw data is usually straightforward enough to present to anyone (i.e. a video), the experimental design and data analysis test problem solving skills and creativity.
I'm also highly interested in science pedagogy, education policy, outreach, and writing. Here is my CV. The navigation bar should lead you anywhere else you want to go!