My service and outreach activities reflect my ability to collaborate, problem solve, and cultivate positive outcomes. I leverage my skills as a clinician, educator, and software developer to create opportunities for inclusive engagement, at CSU, in our community, and internationally.
Launched in 2021, approximately 20 high students from high schools interacted with faculty experts to solve an "outbreak" and explore major themes including 1) exploration of the veterinary profession, 2) pathways to veterinary medicine; 2) topics in veterinary medicine including debt awareness and repayment programs, wellness, leadership and communication skills. Participants received 1 academic credit for their efforts through CSUOnline as VMBS180A1. Presentation of program outcomes at the 2021 CSU Diversity Symposium can be viewed here. Program development strategies were shared at the 2022 TILT PDI.
The Virtual Veterinary Education Tools team provides numerous community outreach events each year to K-12 students, the CSU community, and veterinarians at continuing education events. Our mission is to excite individuals about lifelong anatomy learning through Virtual Reality engagement and gain feedback on customer discovery and program usability. Visit the VAA part of this website to see how we are engaging at CSU Spur.
I have created a series of Canvas-based Suture Clinic courses to provide students with strategies for developing introductory suture skills using online learning and peer instruction. The Suture Clinic is utilized by the BMS Anatomy Camp as well as the CSU Pre-Vet Club and Biomedical Student Association.
In this role I have led team building activities and strategic planning efforts in the department resulting in renovation of the anatomy laboratory and development of new curriculum including the Zoetis Pre-Veterinary Discovery Institute summer program. Integral to this role and that of Chair of the departmental DVM Teaching and Clinical Services committee is my service on the DVM Curricular Renewal Committee.