• Teacher

    at Sakura Montessori International School

    October 2016 - at Present

    Thành Phố Hà Nội

    Working as part a team of four teachers caring for twenty-five children aged 2.5-6 years old; Teaching Montessori curriculum; Planning and carrying-out English language program; Helping plan and prepare for various school related events

  • English Editor and Lecturer

    at Vietnam National University of Agriculture

    May 2016 - October 2016

    Thành Phố Hà Nội

    Worked with the International Office of Cooperation, VNUA Publishing, Center for Foreign Languages and International Education, Department of Agronomy, and Department of Biotechnology Responsibilities: Editing journal articles, news briefings, internal reports, and other English documents; Designing coursework for and teaching English speaking classes; Teaching Plant Genetics and English for Biotechnology

  • Teacher

    at Vicare English Center

    March 2016 - August 2016

    Thành Phố Hà Nội

    Responsibilities: Teaching English classes focused on speaking, reading, and grammar to children and adults

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

    at University of Missouri

    January 2012 - May 2015


    Responsibilities: Overseeing several large-scale field and greenhouse experiments; Ordering materials; Coordinating work schedules of undergraduate interns; Teaching new laboratory and field skills to junior members of the lab; Working as a team member on projects of other post-docs and graduate student lab members

  • Teaching Assistant

    at Saint Louis University

    August 2004 - May 2006


    Principles of Biology I and II Lab Responsibilities: Prepared and delivered weekly lectures on course material for up to three lab sessions. Demonstrated techniques and assisted students in understanding laboratory objectives. Critiqued student writing and presentation skills. Principles of Biology I and II Lecture Responsibilities: Maintained organized notes covering lecture material. Offered several office hours a week to answer students’ questions. Organized review sessions to cover difficult material before each exam. Graded assignments and entered grades. Monitored online discussion boards. Biology of Plants and Fungi Lab Responsibilities: Wrote and designed new lab curriculum, weekly lab handouts, quizzes and lab practicals. Helped students develop a basic knowledge of plant and fungi diversity, morphology and physiology using live plant material samples, microscope slides, field trips and multi-week experiments.


  • Montessori Teaching

    at Montessori Teacher Preparation International

    2016 - 2018 (2 years) Thành Phố Hà Nội

  • PhD in Plant Sciences

    at University of Missouri

    2006 - 2011 (5 years) Missouri

  • M.S. in Biology

    at Saint Louis University

    2004 - 2006 (2 years) Missouri

  • B.A. in Biology

    at Westminster College

    2000 - 2004 (4 years) Missouri