Teaching Philosophy

I am very passionate about marine sciences, so I try to bring my enthusiasm to every lecture or lesson I prepare. I believe in my role as a facilitator: engaging my students with challenging topics, providing a space so they can develop their own ideas, stimulating them to question and actively seek solutions for different problems, while being there to support them when they reach out. 

My primary goals as an educator are to inspire my students with meaningful lessons, and to stimulate them to self-learn. I know that every student is different and learns at different paces, so I believe it is important to get to know my students, their backgrounds, abilities and interests, weaknesses and strengths, so I can prepare meaningful lessons, and assist them as they grow.

I aim to provide my students with a learning space that is safe, respectful, supportive, and welcoming.


Teaching experience

Teaching projects 

I participated developing and teaching in the following projects:

examples of materials

A simplified diagram of the Arctic food web during summer. In this lesson, we discussed the coupling between sea ice and pelagic food webs in polar regions 

Diagram representing the benthic-pelagic coupling in the Arctic.

Diagram representing the importance of whales and krill on the cycling of iron in the Antarctic. 

A slide showing the different types (ecotypes) of killer whales occurring in the Antarctic and their feeding behaviour. 

Diagram representing the main surface and deep-water layers, and circulation patterns in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic regions.